On Friday, Mike Veeck and other officials from the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) took a couple of hours out of a sunny winter day to tour the $63 million Lowertown ballpark that will be the site of 50 Saints games every summer, as well as 100 other events each year. Read more here. View photo gallery here. You’ve got to love the “Creation of Man”-based mural.
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Starting March 25th Aviators Stadium will be on the auction block. Northside Community Bank of Gurnee is putting the Stadium up for sale. The bank foreclosed on the ballpark in February of 2012 when the former owners were unable to make payments. Bidding will take place online and run through April 2. The bidding is expected to start at $1.5 million. Read more and watch news report here.
With rainwater toilets and a sunlight powered scoreboard, the new home of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) will be among the most-environmentally friendly professional sports facilities in the country when it opens on May 21. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Hobart Jaycees will be bringing fans back to 1985 and 1955 with a “Back to the Future” Night on June 13th, celebrating the seminal movie’s 30th anniversary. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – This Spring, U. S. Steel Yard will become the home of the inaugural Baseball, Brews & Blues craft beer festival to jump start the RailCats 2015 season. Continue reading
The owners of the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League) are still fighting to keep the team alive as they continue to pursue a reorganization plan in bankruptcy. To protect their interests, a number of debt holders have filed objections. A hearing on the confirmation of the debtor’s plan is scheduled for March 4. As you recall, the bankruptcy trustee would like to convert the Chapter 11 reorganization Continue reading
Earlier this week, John Cannon, general manager of the indy pro Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (United League), confirmed that the team has ceased operations. Doneen Poulton, a widow on a fixed income who forked over $276 for two season tickets for what would have been the 2015 season, said she is concerned she will never see a refund. Read more here.