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Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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American Association, New Ballpark Coming to Rosemont

American Association Logo High-ResA minor league baseball team and a brand new ballpark are coming to Rosemont.  Village officials announced Wednesday morning that the board of trustees approved funding for a new $55 million, 6,300-seat stadium near O’Hare airport.  The new stadium will host a franchise from the American Association (Independent Professional).  Read more here.

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

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New Southwest League Targets Royse City

Southwest League Logoroyse-cityA news conference was scheduled in Royse City (TX) Monday to announce plans for a new franchise in the developing Southwest League (Independent Professional) led by Ventura Sports Group and details involving a multipurpose stadium that will be built.  Royse City is located in the northeast suburbs of Dallas.  Read more here.

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Patriots to Honor 100th Birthday of WWII Veteran

Somerset PatriotsThe Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will honor the memory of John Basilone with a bobblehead on Sunday, September 11, as part of a series of events to recognize the 100th birthday of the first enlisted Marine in World War II to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on Guadalcanal.  Read more and watch news report here.  View Patriots schedule here.

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Franklin Council Approves TIF District for Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council has approved a proposal that sets the stage for spending up to $26.8 million to help finance a mixed-use development centered on a new baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CarShield Field (O’Fallon, MO)

River City Rascals LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has posted a review of his recent ballpark visit to CarShield Field, home of the River City Rascals (Independent Professional, Frontier League).  Read more and view photos here.

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