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Clarksville (TN) Targeted for MiLB Franchise

Clarksville (TN) Mayor Kim McMillan has included $6.5 million in her 2017-18 budget to purchase land near Interstate 24, Exit 8, and continue design work on the multi-sport Athletic Complex. Matt Perry, National Sports Services president, has expressed interest in bringing an affiliated baseball franchise to town.  Read more here.  Thanks to John DeLeonard for the news.

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Warner Robins (GA) Feasible

Minor League Baseball LogoAs a follow up to a story in February, a feasibility study performed by National Sports Services says that Warner Robins (GA), a city about 20 miles south of Macon, could support a Single-A Minor League Baseball franchise.  A group is exploring the idea of building a new baseball stadium via a public-private partnership to lure an affiliated baseball team.  Read more and view news clip here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Ballpark Feasibility Report Released

The City of Wilmington has released a draft report from National Sports Services showing the estimated cost and feasibility of building a new ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise.  The council will vote to accept or reject the report next Tuesday.  Read more hereView report here.

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Lynchburg Watches as Wilmington Moves Forward

National Sports Services released a survey Tuesday showing support for a new ballpark in Wilmington (NC) and identified the three potential sites for the project.  Read more here.  This is making baseball fans in Lynchburg (VA) increasingly uneasy, as the Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (Carolina League ) are being eyed for relocation.  Read more here.

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Go Forth and Study the Proposed Ballpark Project

The City of Wilmington (NC) gave National Sports Services its marching orders yesterday to produce a feasibility study by mid-June for the community’s proposed new baseball stadium.  The firm was hired last week to analyze the costs, economic benefits, and potential locations for the project.  Read more here.

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Wilmington (NC) Hires National Sports Services as Project Manager

The Wilmington (NC) City Council voted Tuesday to hire National Sports Services instead of Ripken Design as the project manager for the community’s proposed ballpark project.  There were concerns raised that Ripken may have had a conflict of interest with Mandalay Baseball Properties.  Read more here.

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Denver Suburb Exploring New Ballpark

The Denver suburb of Lone Tree (CO) is exploring the interest in and feasbility of building a new ballpark for an indy pro team.  The community and the owner of a targeted site have apparently been talking with at least one experienced minor league project developer.  Read more here.  Because they have been trolling along the Front Range for opportunities over the last few years, we suspect Continue reading

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