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Vote Today on Future of Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium

A big vote is happening today for the future of Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile (AL).  Since the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League) packed their bags and moved to a new home in North Alabama, questions have swirled about the future of this historic ballpark.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Group Forms to Manage Mobile’s Hank Aaron Stadium

Two former Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League) assistant general managers are now part of a new company working on a plan to manage Hank Aaron Stadium, which is losing it’s team to a new ballpark near Huntsville (AL).  It’s called Mobile Sports and Entertainment Group, or MSEG, and the owners plans go beyond, but include, baseball. Read more here.

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It’s the ‘Rocket City Trash Pandas’

BallCorps Inc., owners of the minor league baseball team that will begin play in Madison (AL) in 2020, announced at a community event Wednesday night that the team will be called the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.

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North Alabama Baseball to Unveil Team Name Wednesday

This week, baseball fans in Madison (AL) will find out who they’ll be cheering for.  On Wednesday, owners of the new minor league baseball team will unveil its new name.  The Top 5 names include, Comet Jockeys, Moon Possums, Space Chimps, ThunderSharks, and Trash Pandas.  Read more here.  We expect to see “Rocket City” something.

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Top-10 Possible Names Announced for Coming Madison (AL) Team

BallCorps, LLC has announced the Top-10 names that came out of its name-the-team contest for the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League) franchise that will be relocated to a new stadium in Madison (AL) in time for the 2020 season.  The names include Army Ants, Comet Jockeys, GloWorms, Lunartics, Moom Possums, Puffy Head Bird Legs, Space Chimps, Space Sloths, Thunder Sharks, and Trash Pandas.  Read more and vote here.  Read more from AL.comRead lead-up story here.

 

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New Madison (AL) Team May Not Carry ‘Madison’ Identifier in Name

The baseball team that will begin play in Madison (AL) in 2019 may not use “Madison” as a location identifier in the team’s neame.  On NorthAlabamaBaseball.com, the community can suggest nicknames for the team that will begin play in Madison in 2020, the first question asks fans which identifier it recommends.  The choices listed are Alabama, Huntsville, Madison, North Alabama, Tennessee Valley.  Read more here.

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North Alabama Excited for New Ballpark, Baseball Team

Investors are hoping that on Tuesday, April 14th of 2020, baseball fans in Northern Alabama can sit in the stands and root for the home team.  What they’ll be shouting is unclear because the team doesn’t yet have a name, but leaders with Ballcorps LLC say this field of dreams is about to become a reality.  Read more and watch news report here.  View new renderings from Populous here.

 

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