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Jackson Generals to be Hub City Hippos Every Friday

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The Future of Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium

The future of Smith-Wills Stadium is still up in the air, with Jackson (MS) city officials still undecided how to move forward with the property.  Last year, the city brought on Tim Bennett, owner of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League), to do an assessment of stadium and help determine its viability for tournaments and events.  Opening in 1975, a number of affiliated and independent clubs played at the ballpark over the years.  Read more here.

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Generals Issue RFP for Ballpark Naming Rights

PRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals have created an RFP (Request for Proposal) for the most unique opportunity of Stadium Naming Rights. The Generals play in a 6,000-seat stadium, currently known as The Ballpark at Jackson, that was built in 1998 and is located directly on Interstate 40 in Jackson, TN. Continue reading

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Jackson Generals to be ‘Hub City Hippos’ Every Friday Home Game in 2017

On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.”  This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it.  But then a funny thing happened.  Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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Donated Land Near Jackson Ballpark Approved for Future Development

Jackson Generals LogoA donation of more than 10 acres of land near the Ballpark at Jackson, home of the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) has been approved by the City Council for future development of a possible convention center.  Read more here.

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Generals, D-Backs Agree to PDC

Jackson Generals LogoArizona Diamondbacks LogoPRESS RELEASE –  2017 will mark the beginning of a new era for minor league baseball in West Tennessee, as the Generals and Arizona Diamondbacks announced a four-year player development contract Monday. With the agreement in place, the Jackson Generals will be Arizona’s Double-A affiliate through at least 2020. Continue reading

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Dorothy/Wizard of Oz-Themed Jerseys Highlight Generals’ 2015 Promo Schedule

Jackson Generals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Jackson Generals released their 2015 promotional schedule on Friday with a plethora of fun nights for fans at the Ballpark at Jackson this season. A brand-new Wizard of Oz Night (May 15), an appearance by Duck Commander and A&E Duck Dynasty’s Jep Robertson on Duck Dynasty Night (July 11) and a Jabari Greer Bobblehead Giveaway (May 1) highlight a season of fun in West Tennessee. Continue reading

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