Tag Archives: International League

James Skeffington: The Power Behind the PawSox Ballpark Plan

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyProvidence Journal staff writer Paul Grimaldi takes an interesting look at James J. Skeffington, the “power broker” behind the proposed new ballpark in Providence (RI) for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League).  Read more here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Design & Construction, Human Interest, Stadium Issues

36 Bisons Games to Air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 323

Buffalo Bisons New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – ime Warner Cable SportsChannel is bringing the excitement and passion of Buffalo Bisons baseball to fans across Western New York for a ninth consecutive season with a 36-Game Broadcast Schedule for 2015. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Media

IronPigs, Coca-Cola Extend Ballpark Naming Rights Deal

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Coca-Cola of the Lehigh Valley have extended the naming rights agreement for Coca-Cola Park through 2027, both organizations officially announced today. Coca-Cola Park — the first professional sports venue in the United States named specifically after the iconic brand — is widely regarded as one of the premier ballparks in America and has Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Branding & Marketing, Sponsorships & Advertising

Hot Rods Ownership Finalizes Purchase of Louisville Bats

Bowling Green Hot Rods LogoLouisville Bats LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays) formally welcomed a new sister team to the fold on Wednesday afternoon with Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition’s formal acquisition of the Louisville Bats (Triple-A/Cincinnati Reds). The two ballparks are separated by just 113 miles, and it further Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Personnel & Operations

Gwinnett Braves Announce 2015 Promotional Schedule

Gwinnett Braves LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Gwinnett Braves, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, announced today their 2015 Promotional Schedule. The seventh season of G-Braves baseball at Coolray Field will feature four Hall of Fame Bobblehead Series giveaways, 12 spectacular fireworks shows, three unique Jersey Auctions and numerous notable appearances and theme nights. Single-game tickets will go on sale at Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment

Rhode Island Red Sox?

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyWith news on Monday that the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) have been sold and could be moving to nearby Providence (RI), there is already talk about a name change.  New team president James Skeffington reportedly said he would like to call the team the Rhode Island Red Sox.  Read more here.  The domain RIRedSox.com is already in use, and RhodeIslandRedSox.com was registered yesterday.   Below is our attempt at a new logo:

Rhode Island Red (chicken) Sox, by BallparkBiz.com

Rhode Island Red (chicken) Sox, by BallparkBiz.com

Leave a comment

Filed under Branding & Marketing, League & Franchise, Market & Location

Whoa! Paw Sox to Leave Pawtucket (UPDATED)

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyPawtucket (RI) Mayor Donald Grebien says the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) have been sold and are leaving the city.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock and Chris Rosenberg for the heads up.  UPDATE:  It appears the PawSox are Providence bound, despite all the politicos playing dumb.  Read more here.  If so, this would be a quick flip from the news delivered this time last year.  Read more here.  View PawSox press release here.

4 Comments

Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location