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A Missed Downtown Opportunity: Building NBT Bank Stadium

Syracuse Chiefs Secondary MarkSports columnist Bud Poliquin reflects on the summer 20 years ago when construction began on what is now called NBT Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League), which replaced old MacArthur Stadium.  It’s not a fond memory, however, as he believes it was built in the wrong place.  Read more here.  His colleague Sean Kirst shares his thoughts too.  Read more here.

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Mud Hens Announce Latino Heritage Night

Toledo Mudhens LogoPRESS RELEASE – Bienvenidos a Fifth Third Field! The Toledo Mud Hens are teaming up with La Prensa and the Spanish American Organization to throw a big party at the ballpark, during Latino Heritage Night on Sunday, August 9. Enjoy a delicious pre-game buffet, along with performances by traditional Latino dancers and a mariachi band! Continue reading

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PawSox Owners Plan New Stadium Promo Tour

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyThe owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) will embark on a summer-long road trip to all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to promote their proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Providence.  Read more here.

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Three Local Breweries Collaborate to Produce Special Craft Beer ‘Buffalo Brewers Series’

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Three great local breweries with one goal: introducing more beer drinkers to the great craft beers that are flowing in Buffalo these days. And in the process, the “Buffalo Brewers Series” might just be history in the making for Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works and Resurgence Brewing. Continue reading

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The Design Firm Behind the Proposed Providence Ballpark

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyOver nearly three decades, Joe Spear and Earl Santee have built Kansas City-based Populous from an offshoot of design firm HOK into the preeminent sports architecture company in the country.  Populous is one of two firms that worked on the plans for the proposed Triple-A ballpark in downtown Providence (RI).  Read more here.

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Red Wings to Celebrate ‘Miracle on Ice’ 35th Anniversary with Special Guests and Team USA Hockey Jerseys

Rochester Red Wings New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Amid the worldwide turmoil of the late 1970’s, one team emerged to give a nation hope. In 1980, a group of college kids stunned the world by defeating the mighty Soviet Union en route to the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice” and to commemorate the accomplishment, the Rochester Red Wings will hold Continue reading

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Springfield a Viable Option for PawSox?

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyCould the Peter Pan Bus Station on Main Street in Springfield (MA) turn into MGM Park?  While the ownership of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) is focused on Providence (RI) for a new ballpark, connecting the MGM dots in Springfield leads to speculation that the city could be an option for the PawSox if their Ocean State plan falls through. Read more here.  Learn about MGM Springfield here.

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