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Future of LaGrave Field Remains Uncertain

Forth Worth Cats LogoAs summer drags on without Fort Worth Cats (Indy Pro, United League) action, civic leaders and baseball fans are scrambling to bring back minor league baseball to LaGrave Field — or risk losing it for good.  Read more here.  Thanks to Jim Smith for LaGrave link.

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Fort Worth Cats Booted from LaGrave Field

Ft. Worth Cats LogoThe indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League) have been asked to move out of LaGrave Field, owner John Bryant confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.  Bryant said the Cats intend to play the 2015 season and are hopeful to find a new home in the Fort Worth area. However, he acknowledged they might have to relocate to a different city in North Texas.  Read more here.

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Atlantic League Coming to Fort Worth?

Atlantic League LogoOpening Day Partners chairman Peter Kirk has confirmed his ownership group is in talks with Fort Worth about putting an indy pro Atlantic League franchise at LaGrave Field, the current home of the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League).  Kirk classified the ballpark as half-finished by Atlantic League standards and would need to be upgraded to make it work.  Read more here.  Thanks to Karl for the link.

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Cats Owe Suppliers, Payments Expected in January

Ft. Worth Cats LogoThe indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League/North American League) admittedly owe an estimated $70,000 to vendors, including $38,000 for 20,000 baseballs and uniforms.  Owner John Bryant says the team has a cash flow issue right now, because the ownership had to spend $5.1 million to buy LaGrave Field before Amergy Bank sold it off in a foreclosure auction.  Bryant says the Continue reading

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LaGrave Field Sold

LaGrave Field, home to the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (North American League), was sold to FW Stadium Group LLC, an affiliate of the team’s ownership group, for $4.5 million during a foreclosure auction Tuesday.  Read more here

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LaGrave Field Now Under Bankruptcy Protection

In a last ditch maneuver to protect LaGrave Field from foreclosure, owner Carl Bell (LaGrave Reconstruction Co.) filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.  The stadium is the home of the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (formerly American Association/now North American League), which Bell recently sold to a group led by former Texas Rangers president Mike Stone, and United League and Texas-Louisiana League Continue reading

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Fort Worth Cats Sold, Will Play in North American League

The indy pro Fort Worth Cats (formerly American Association) have been sold to a new ownership group led by former Texas Rangers president Mike Stone, and United Baseball League and Texas-Louisiana League co-founder John Bryant.  The team recently lost its membership in the American Association, so it’s “Welcome to the North American League” for the Cats starting in 2012 .  As you Continue reading

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