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New Macon Team Unveils Ticket Packages, Ballpark to Received $2.5M in Upgrades

Officials representing the new Coastal Plain (Summer Collegiate) franchise setting up shop at Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA) have announced details about season ticket packages, which include all-you-can-eat food and drinks and in-your-seat wait service.  Luther Williams stadium is slated to receive as much as $2.5 million in upgrades in preparation for the new team.  Read more here.  As we previously posted, the possible nicknames for the team are Soul, Bacon, Hits, Heat, and Noise.

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Deadline Extended for Naming Macon’s New Team

The contest to choose a name for Macon’s new baseball team is going into extra innings.  A deadline of Monday, July 31, was set, but the team has given fans an extra 48 hours to chime in.  The five finalists include: Macon Soul, Macon Bacon, Macon Hits, Macon Heat, and Macon Noise.  Read more here.  View contest here.

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Petersburg Generals Heading to Macon?

Petersburg Generals LogoDocuments show the Petersburg Generals (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) could be relocating to Macon (GA).  Read more here.

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IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ to Begin Shooting Soon at Macon’s Luther Williams Field

IFC LogoA film crew is scheduled to begin shooting a new TV series in Macon (GA) next week, and historic Luther Williams Field will play a key role.  The series, called  Brockmire, is about a famed but fallen Major League Baseball announcer, played by actor Hank Azaria, who is trying to revive his career after an embarrassing on-air meltdown.  Actress Amanda Peet will also star in the series.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.

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Macon-Bibb Officials Tour Fluor Field for Ideas

Macon GeorgiaSeveral Macon (GA) leaders, including Mayor Robert Reichert, traveled out to South Carolina to visit baseball stadiums in hopes of finding ideas for Macon’s proposed new baseball stadium.  Read more and view photos here.  Read about feasibility study here.

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Study Says Macon Can Support Minor League Baseball Franchise

Macon GeorgiaDevelopment firm says Macon-Bibb County (GA) can support a minor league baseball team.  Read more and watch news reports here and here.

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Ballpark Feasibility Firm Tours Macon

Macon GeorgiaRepresentatives from a firm studying whether it’s feasible for professional baseball to return to Macon (GA) toured potential sites for building a new ballpark.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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