When the Martinsville Mustangs (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) open the season on Memorial Day weekend, fans will be sure to notice many changes both on the field and around it. Greg Suire, the new president of the Mustangs, said one of the biggest goals of his team to is make improvements to Hooker Field. Read more here.
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As costs continue to rise, while revenues remain flat, the city of Martinsville (VA) has tough budget decisions to make, including evaluating the future of the Martinsville Mustangs (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League). First, over the last four years, the league has managed the team, as part of a five-year contract with the city that expires after the 2019 season. Second, Hooker Field needs an estimated $1.5 million in repairs and renovations. Read more here.
A summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise will take up residence at Grayson Stadium when the Savannah Sand Gnats (Single-A, South Atlantic League) depart for a new ballpark in Columbia (SC) after the 2015 season. The team will be owned by Jesse Cole and Fans First Entertainment, who will continue to own the Gastonia Grizzlies and manage the Martinsville Mustangs in the CPL. Read more here. Watch news reports here and here.
Representatives from various organizations were on hand Friday to celebrate the $230,000 infield artificial turf project at Hooker Field, home of the summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League has announced Jesse Cole as the 2014 CPL Executive of the Year. Cole is the Managing Partner for the Gastonia Grizzlies and Forest City Owls, while also serving as President of Team Cole and Associates – the management firm that operates the Martinsville Mustangs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Martinsville Mustangs will introduce their new general manager to the public today at Hooker Field as part of the team’s Pi Day celebrations. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League) had their first profitable season this year, which prompted Martinsville (VA) City Council last Tuesday to award a five-year contract to Team Cole & Associates of Gastonia (NC), the private firm hired to manage the city-owned baseball team this past season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Martinsville Mustangs are pleased to announce the addition of a new LED scoreboard to Hooker Field. The scoreboard includes an LED message panel on the top, as well as LED panels for each spot on the board including a customizable spot for each team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Martinsville Mustangs are excited to introduce a new logo and all new merchandise for the 2013 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After weeks of speculation, the Martinsville Mustangs officially unveiled their new mascot at the 2013 Fast Track Trade Show. Continue reading
The new operators of the summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League) have given Marty the horse mascot the boot and will unveil his replacement at a trade show on Tuesday evening. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Martinsville Mustangs are excited to announce Tyler Parsons as their new General Manager. He becomes the first GM under the new management from Team Cole & Associates since they took over operations in November. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The City of Martinsville announced that Team Cole and Associates will take over operations of the Martinsville Mustangs for the 2013 season. Continue reading
Gastonia (NC)-based Team Cole & Associates is negotiating to manage the summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League) on behalf of the city of Martinsville (VA), which has continued to subsidize the team to keep it afloat. A proposed contract is scheduled to come before the city council on Tuesday. The firm operates the CPL’s successful Gastonia Grizzlies and Forest City Owls. Read more here.
Jim Taipalus, the general manager of the summer collegiate Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League), has resigned his post to take the same job with the expansion summer collegiate Northwest Indiana Oilmen (Midwest Collegiate League). Read more here. Read the official press release from the Oilmen below: Continue reading
The city-sponsored summer collegiate Martinsville (VA) Mustangs (Coastal Plain League) lost $58,464 this year, which is 32 percent deeper than last season’s $44,365 deficit. Needless to say, this doesn’t bode well for the future of the franchise, which has remained on the at-risk list. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The new Mustangs website went live late last week on the World Wide Web. www.martinsvillemustangs.com created by HD Web Studios, brings a fresh look to the Mustangs website and offers fans the ability to easily buy tickets, get directions, or keep up with the latest news about the Mustangs while enhancing the team’s revenue opportunities through advertisements and sponsorships. Continue reading
The City of Martinsville, VA, which operates the Martinsville Mustangs from the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League, is exploring ways to reduce or eliminate its annual subsidy for the team, including creating a public-private partnership. Continue reading