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Kentucky Wildcats ‘Top Out’ New Baseball Stadium

On Thursday, the Kentucky Baseball program held a “topping-out” ceremony to celebrate a milestone moment in the construction of the new stadium, which is on schedule to be completed in late Summer/early fall of 2018.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Legends Win MiLB John Henry Moss Community Service Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball today named the Lexington Legends the recipient of the fifth annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award. The award was created in 2013 by Minor League Baseball in honor of the late John Henry Moss, who founded what would become the South Atlantic League in 1959 and headed the circuit until 2007. The Legends will receive their award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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Legends to Celebrate ‘So Close, Yet so Far Away’ Solar Eclipse Night

PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends will be honoring the Great American Total Solar Eclipse at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Monday, August 21 with their very own #SoCloseYetSolarFarAway Solar Eclipse Night. Continue reading

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Downtown Site Proposed for New Legends Ballpark

Grand Slam Development has proposed turning a 17-acre parking lot across the street from Rupp Arena into a mixed-use development.  This would include a new baseball stadium that would be home to the Lexington Legends (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more and watch news report here.  View rendering here.

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Women in Key Roles for Legends

Lexington Legends New LogoPRESS RELEASE – For a second consecutive year, the South Atlantic League presented its Female Executive of the Year Award to a member of the Lexington Legends’ front office team. Anne Mapson, special projects manager, won the award for the 2016 season. Shannon Kidd, director of stadium operations and human resources manager, was the winner in 2015. Continue reading

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UK Board of Directors Approve Ballpark Construction

University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Board of Trustees gave the athletics department the green light Friday morning to begin construction on a new $49 million baseball stadium in February.  Read more here.  View Renderings here.

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Boogie Bobblehead, American Pharoah Jockey Jerseys Highlight Legends Homestand

Lexington Legends New LogoPRESS RELEASE – A former University of Kentucky basketball star will be recognized with a bobblehead giveaway Friday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The bobblehead of DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is part of a four-game Lexington Legends homestand that opens Thursday night. Continue reading

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