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Start-Up Empire League Trying to Lock Down Watertown

Watertown Bucks LogoThe Watertown (NY) city parks and recreation superintendent has recommended that the city reach a deal with the new Empire League to revive the Watertown Bucks for the 2016 season, but city council members said Monday night they should wait and look into the new league’s stability.  Read more here and  here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Skylands Ice Sculpture Extravaganza a Success

Sussex County MinersThere wasn’t any snow covering the baseball field at Skylands Stadium on Saturday, but inside the stadium’s event center, it was a winter wonderland during the stadium’s “Frozen in Ice” ice sculpture extravaganza.  Read more and view photo here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

Sussex County Miners Ice Extravaganza

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Campbell’s Field Still Searching for Tenant

Camden Riversharks LogoCampbell’s Field and Camden County (NJ) are still searching for a tenant after the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) left the city for New Britain (CT) last October after an impasse over lease negotiations.  Read more here.

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New Southwest League to Begin Play in 2018

Southwest League LogoMark Schuster of Ventura Sports Group has announced the launch of the Southwest League of Professional Baseball, a six-team circuit based in Texas that will begin play in 2018.  Schuster claims teams will play in underserved markets in new state-of-the-art multi-use stadiums with seating capacity between 2000-4000 fans.  Read press release here.

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Boulders Release 2016 Promo Schedule

Rockland BouldersPRESS RELEASE – The Rockland Boulders announced today their preliminary promotion schedule for the 2016 season. Along with premium giveaways and staples like the “Fireworks Extravaganzas”, many fan favorites will make a return to Provident Bank Park this year, helping fans “Experience the FunShine” that comes with Boulders baseball. Continue reading

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Franklin, Zimmerman Take Next Ballpark Step with Approval of MOU

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Zimmerman Ventures, leaving open the potential for the development of Ballpark Commons.  Read more here.

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Ice Sculpture Extravaganza at Skylands Stadium

Sussex County MinersAs an encore to their “Dazzling Christmas Light Show” Skylands Stadium is now creating “Frozen in Ice” — the ballpark’s first-ever ice sculpture extravaganza that will run for 19 days starting on Friday, Feb. 5.  Read more here.  View photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

Sussex County Miners Ice Extravaganza

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