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Potential New Owners Continue to Eyeball Hagerstown Suns

At least two new groups have emerged with interest in buying the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).
After talks stalled with a different ownership group from Georgia, three more entities have inquired about the minor-league baseball team, including two considered serious suitors.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the current ownership is seeking a three-year lease extension to continue to use Municipal Stadium.  Read more here.

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Quebec Stadium Gets New Name

Quebec Capitales LogoMunicipal Stadium, home of the Québec Capitales (Independent Professional, Can-Am League), will now be known as CANAC Stadium, as part of a 10-year agreement between the stadium’s operator CBV and the hardware chain.  Read more here.  Click here for an online translator.

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Waterbury Set to Re-Open Renovated Municipal Stadium

Waterbury SpiritOn Wednesday evening, Waterbury (CT) Post 1 American Legion baseball will play a doubleheader at Municipal Stadium in front of the renovated grandstand.  New bright blue seating is the most noticeable thing visitors will see.  Read more here.  Read background story here.  View photo here.  View “Oops” news report from May here.  View photo gallery and learn more about the restrooms and locker rooms situation here.  View Waterbury’s team history here.

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Suns Staying Put (for Now)

Hagerstown Suns LogoThe Hagerstown (MD) City Council has agreed in principle to a lease extension with the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) to stay at Municipal Stadium for two more years.  The new proposal has the Suns continuing to pay the city $35,000 for rent per year, but it will now be reinvested back into the stadium for improvements.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Closing In on Bismarck (ND) Expansion

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has agreed to the terms offered by the Bismarck, ND Parks and Recreation District for an “Agreement for Use” allowing for League play beginning with the 2017 season at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Continue reading

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Suns Selling Naming Rights to Municipal Stadium Field

Hagerstown Suns 35th Anniversary LogoThe Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) announced Wednesday that they’re seeking to sell naming rights to the field at Municipal Stadium.  The RFP will remain active through January 2015.  Read more here.

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Bismarck Ballpark Renovation Update

Dakota Rattlers LogoMunicipal Stadium in Bismarck (ND) is undergoing a major renovation, and it looks like the project will be wrapping up soon. Read more and watch news report here.  Now it’s time to start pondering future uses for the new 1,100 seat facility, including bringing a summer collegiate ball club to the former Prairie League city.  Read background here.

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