While there is no new ballpark news here, councillor-at-large candidates in Malden (MA) discussed what they would like to see done with the National Grid property where a 6,500-seat minor league baseball park has been proposed. Read more here.
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Because of ongoing negotiations over the acquisition of three parcels of land necessary to move forward with the proposed new ballpark in Malden (MA) for an indy pro Atlantic League franchise, construction is now targeted to begin in the fall of 2014 for an opening in 2016. Read more here.
Founder and CEO of the indy pro Atlantic League Frank Boulton said he is interested in bringing professional baseball back to Worcester (MA) as part of a new developmental league he plans to announce in mid-June. He emphasized that the new league will not be associated with the Atlantic League. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
During a public meeting hosted by the Mayor’s office and the Malden (MA) Redevelopment Authority on Monday to allow residents to share their opinions about the $50 million, 6,300-seat ballpark proposal being put forth by Boston Baseball Field of Dreams LLC, the majority of folks who spoke gave the project a thumbs up. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, February 4th, Mayor Gary Christenson and the Malden Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, Malden Government Center, 200 Pleasant Street, from 6:00-8:00 PM, to seek input from residents and businesses on the proposal for a professional baseball ballpark in Malden. Continue reading
A host of state and local elected official were in Malden (MA) Monday to sign off on a deal that would allow Boston Baseball Field of Dreams led by attorney Alex Bok to take the next steps in building a new $50 million, 6,400-seat ballpark for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. Read more here and here.
Alex Bok, chief executive officer of Boston Baseball Field of Dreams LLC, the development group proposing to build a new $50 million, 6,372-seat stadium on the former National Grid gas distribution site in Malden (MA) for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise, says negotiations are taking longer than expected, which could delay the park’s opening until April 2015. Read more here.
In addition to working to secure a long-term lease agreement with National Grid for property on which to build a new 6,300-seat stadium in Malden (MA), Boston Baseball Field of Dreams, LLC is expected to soon make bids to purchase three adjacent properties needed for the project. Read more here.
We’re not sure know how long the website has been up for Boston Baseball Field of Dreams, LLC, the group working to bring a new ballpark and indy pro Atlantic League franchise to Malden (MA) outside of Boston, but it’s up at www.GreaterBostonBallpark.com. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The summer collegiate Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) and the Doyle Field Foundation are in the process of making a few self-funded improvements to Doyle Field in preparation for the Dawgs’ inaugural season, but they could use a little help. The parties plan to ask the Leominster (MA) City Council next Monday to contribute a few bucks for upgrades too. Read more here
Chicago lawyer Pat Salvi and his wife Lindy, owners of the indy pro Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association) and Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League), have reportedly agreed to purchase the North Shore Navigators (New England Collegiate Baseball League) in Lynn (MA) and move the team to the second-year Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The team plays at Fraser Field. Read more here
A proposed plan to build a new $45 million, 6,000-seat baseball stadium in Malden (MA) is scheduled to be presented by attorney Alex Bok and his group Boston Baseball Field of Dreams LLC at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more here and here. View a PDF of the plan here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
There was talk last April about a group led by Alex Bok that was exploring locations to build a new minor league baseball stadium in Malden (MA) for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise. A report out today indicates that the group recently submitted an RFP bid for a 6.4-acre parcel of land that is being vacated by National Grid. Read more here.
In a not-so-surpirsing move, the Pittsfield (MA) City Council has selected the seasoned Goldklang Group, representing the second-year Futures Collegiate Baseball League, over an inexperienced local group, representing the New England Collegiate Baseball League, to bring a new summer collegiate franchise to Wahconah Park. The Goldklang ownership will pay $13,500 annually, plus Continue reading
Two groups are vying to bring a summer collegiate franchise to Pittsfield (MA) and Wahconah Park. One group led by Pittsfield attorney Richard Johansen and businessman Tom Goggins are representing the New England Collegiate Basaball League. The other group led Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner, Chris Hall, announced that the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs TM will be added as the league‟s fifth franchise located in Leominster, MA. Continue reading
Raging Tide owner Doug Ayotte is still very happy about his team’s move from Lowell (MA) to Old Orchard Beach (ME), despite drawing a mere 317 fans per game through the first three games at The Ballpark. Ayotte believes integrating the team into the community is key, and he expects attendance to grow as the team gets a foothold and the summer tourists arrive. Read more here.