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New Ballpark for Waco Area, More SWL Cities to Be Announced

Ventura Sports Group LogoThe Southwest League of Professional Baseball (SWL) led by Mark Schuster held a press conference Tuesday at the Waco Chamber to formally introduce plans to bring an independent minor league team to the area, housed in a yet-to-be-constructed ballpark in Bellmead (TX).  Read more and view ballpark renderings here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: GCS Ballpark (Sauget, IL)

Gateway Grizzlies LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has posted a review of his recent ballpark visit to GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies (Independent Professional, Frontier League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Texas AirHogs Name New General Manager

Grand Prairie Airhogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Texas AirHogs are excited to announce Barrett Weaver as general manager of the organization. The AirHogs franchise and fans alike are well-acquainted with the ball club’s new GM. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: U.S. Steel Yard (Gary, IN)

Gary SouthShore RailCats LogoBrian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited U.S. Steel Yard, the home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats (Independent Professional, American Association).  View photos and review here.

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Construction to Begin Soon on New Ballpark in Chicago Suburb

American Association Logo High-ResConstruction could begin in the next 60 days on a $55-million, 6,300-seat minor league baseball stadium in Rosemont (IL) that is expected to become home to a new team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.  Read more here.

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

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Franklin to Consider Ballpark Commons Spending Plan, Stadium Could Open in 2018

American Association Logo High-ResFranklin (WI) officials over the next month will consider a $26 million spending plan to support the Ballpark Commons development, which includes a minor league baseball stadium that could open in spring 2018.  Read more here.

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Empire League Completes Season, Looks to Future

Empire Pro Baseball LeagueThe Empire League, which rose from the ashes of the defunct North Country Baseball League, has wrapped up its 2016 season and is looking to the future.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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