PRESS RELEASE – AutoZone Park’s 20th season is underway after nearly $2 million in stadium upgrades, improvements, and renovations ahead of 89 scheduled Memphis Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC games.
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AutoZone Park Set for 2019 Home Opener with $2 Million in Improvements
Redbirds to Celebrate the 60s June 2, Unveil Special Jerseys
PRESS RELEASE – Friday, June 2 will be a “groovy” night at AutoZone Park as we throw it back to the 1960s! Fans can purchase a $17 Field Box or $20 Dugout specialty ticket that includes an actual record sleeve styled with Redbirds history like the iconic Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Redbirds Introduce New Logos, Uniforms
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds unveiled a new brand identity at AutoZone Park today that speaks directly to the soul of the city and its rich traditions. Continue reading
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Unger Joins Memphis Redbirds Ownership Group
Memphis Redbirds President and General Manager Craig Unger has joined the Redbirds ownership group, Principal Owner Peter Freund announced Friday. Continue reading
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Redbirds Reveal New Primary Logo, Uniforms
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds today unveiled a new primary logo and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season, extending the iconic St. Louis Cardinals’ “birds on the bat” family of emblems and further expanding one of baseball’s most recognizable brands. Continue reading
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AutoZone Park Renovations Under Way
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds today announced details of the multi-million dollar renovation and major offseason enhancements that will be made to AutoZone Park. Continue reading
County Approves Its Portion of Memphis Ballpark Deal
Shelby County Commissioners reluctantly approved county government’s part of the AutoZone Park deal Monday, Jan. 27, despite delaying a vote on it at committee sessions last week. Read more here.
Memphis City Council Approves Deal to Purchase AutoZone Park
The Memphis (TN) City Council agreed Tuesday to purchase AutoZone Park for $24 million, allowing the completion of a deal that will see the St. Louis Cardinals take financial control of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Read more here.
Memphis Council Changes Terms, Delays Vote on AutoZone Park Deal
The Memphis (TN) City Council on Monday changed the terms of the proposed deal in which the city would buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals would buy the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). The council then delayed a vote on the amended terms until its meeting on Dec. 17. Read more here. Watch news report here.
A Moody Outlook for City’s Debt in AutoZone Park Deal
On the eve of a critical vote by the Memphis City Council, a report from Moody’s Investors Service gives a “negative” outlook to its Aa3 rating of $23.6 million in revenue bonds the city plans to use to finance the purchase of AutoZone Park and improvements to it. Read more here.
Downtown Memphis Commission Approves Bond Funding for AutoZone Park, Contingent Upon City Council Vote
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on Wednesday unanimously voted to issue up to $27 million in sports facility revenue bonds for the city’s acquisition of AutoZone Park, home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League), which is a prerequisite to – and conditioned on – the Memphis City Council approving a $20 million deal next Monday to buy out of the facility. Read more here.
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Details of AutoZone Park Acquisition Emerge
The city of Memphis (TN) would reportedly spend $20 million to buy AutoZone Park and another $5 million for upgrades in a multiparty deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals take control of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). The Cardinals would buy the team and pony up $15 million for ballpark upgrades. Read more here. Read week-old article here.
Deal Approved to Rescue Memphis Redbirds, AutoZone Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation (“Foundation”) today announced that it has reached a strategic agreement that would rescue the financially troubled Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park. The Foundation has been operating the Redbirds and AutoZone Park under a Continue reading
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Memphis Taking Over AutoZone Park, Cardinals Taking Over Redbirds?
City of Memphis (TN) officials are close to presenting a plan that would involve the city taking ownership of AutoZone Park in a three-party deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals purchase the financially troubled Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). Read more here – subscription required.
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Redbirds Release 2013 Promotional Calendar
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds are excited to announce the action-packed promotional calendar for the 2013 season, including numerous fireworks extravaganzas, special appearances, the return of Friday block parties, an increased number of premium giveaways, and a comprehensive entertainment value in the Mid-South. Continue reading
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Memphis’ Weiss Named PCL Executive of the Year
PRESS RELEASE – Memphis Redbirds General Manager, Ben Weiss, has been named Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year. The award is voted on by other Pacific Coast League General Managers. Continue reading
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Cardinals Renew PDC With Redbirds, Ditch River Bandits and Muckdogs
The St. Louis Cardinals have extended their player development contract (PDC) with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) through 2014. The Cardinals are also expected to announce that they will not be renewing their PDC’s with the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) and Single-A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League). Read more here.
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Redbirds, AutoZone Park Announce Largest Elvis Week Kick-Off Event Ever
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Greater Memphis Chamber, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Hard Rock Café and AutoZone Park have announced today the largest Elvis Week kick-off event in history. Continue reading
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Redbirds Unveil 2012 Promo Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds released the confirmed promotions for the 2012 season today. The schedule includes 12 firework shows, nine giveaways and five different entertainment appearances, along with Mother’s Day: Pink in the Park, sponsored by DeVry University on May 13 and Faith and Family Night on June 16. Continue reading
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Redbirds Getting New Giant Video Board
The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) have inked a deal with South Dakota-based Daktronics to replace AutoZone Park’s original 23 feet by 30 feet video board with a giant 60 feet by 60 feet HD display. Read more here.
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Redbirds’ Ownership Formulating Plan to Sell Team, Stadium
The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that owns the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) and AutoZone Park, is working to determine the right pricetag for the team and the stadium, as part of a developing plan to sell the assets. Read more here.
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: AutoZone Park (Memphis, TN)
Digital Ballparks visits AutoZone Park, home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). We haven’t yet been to AutoZone, but Eric Pastore believes the ballpark “may very well be the greatest ballpark ever build in modern times.” Read more and view photos here.
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Redbirds to Wear Organ Jerseys for ‘Organ Donor Night’
PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday August 13, the Memphis Redbirds will host Organ Donor Night at AutoZone Park with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Continue reading
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Pops, Loggins Celebrate Baseball, Movies and R&R at AutoZone
PRESS RELEASE – Conductor Keith Lockhart and America’s Orchestra, the famed Boston Pops, will present their first-ever Minor League Ballparks tour, visiting 10 cities stretching from Birmingham, Alabama, to Buffalo, New York, August 16-30. Iconic singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will join Mr. Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Continue reading
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Faith and Family Night Set to Rock at AutoZone Park
PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, June 12th Faith and Family night will be in full swing as the Memphis Redbirds host Christian recording artists, Rush of Fools for a post-game concert after a special 3:05pm start time. Rush of Fools, who boast the #1 Christian song for five consecutive weeks in 2007, will begin playing in the entry plaza 30 minutes after Continue reading
Redbirds Release 2010 Promotional Schedule
PRESS RELEASE – As Opening Day approaches, the Memphis Redbirds are eager to introduce their 2010 promotional schedule. Continue reading