There is always room for hope in baseball. Just ask long-suffering fans of the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. But locals who love their 20-year-old Bridgeport Bluefish should prepare to resign themselves to this being the final season. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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A naming rights partnership for the proposed Frontier League (Independent Professional) baseball stadium and team was expected to be announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 8 Board of Commissioners study session before the deal fell apart. While it could resurface, the county is moving forward with redesigning the fairgrounds without a stadium in the middle. Read more here.
Mayor Joe Ganim built the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and brought the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) to Bridgeport (CT) during his first administration. 20 years later, the returned mayor and his staff have decided it is time to begin a new era at the venue. Baseball is out, live concerts are in. Read more here.
Without the Furniture Market in town, the streets of High Point (NC) can seem almost ghost-like. But, the city is hoping to change that with the new ballpark. Last night, people were asked to envision restaurants, shops, hotels, and condos surrounding the yet-to-be-built ballpark. Read more and view news report here.
The site now occupied by Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium will be a 24/7 community of apartments, office, retail and entertainment spaces comprised of three “blocks” designed by separate architects and surrounding a 1.5-acre courtyard, according to the developer. Read more and view renderings here.
General Manager Courtney Knichel stood on the concourse along the third base line, right behind the season-ticket holders, her favorite place to watch the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here.