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Jail Time Unlikely for Ballpark Firestarters

Eugene Emeralds logoPolice officials say jail time isn’t likely if convictions are handed down for the four youths charged with setting a fire that destroyed historic Civic Stadium in Eugene (OR).  Read more here.  The old ballpark was the former home of the Eugene Emeralds (Single-A, Northwest League) and was slated for a soccer makeover after recently being saved from the wrecking ball.

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Agon Sports Has a Proven Plan for New Boise Ballpark

Boise Hawks LogoThe Boise Hawks’ (Single-A, Northwest League) new ownership group, Agon Sports and Entertainment, came into Boise last fall well aware of the club’s need for a new ballpark.  The group wants to mirror what it has done in Fort Wayne (IN), and what it’s about to do in North Augusta (SC), to get it done in Idaho’s capital city.  Read more here.

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Civic Stadium Fire Blamed on Boys

Eugene_Emeralds LogoA massive fire that destroyed Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium, the former home of the Eugene Emeralds (Single-A, Northwest League), was caused by four boys playing with fire who fled when the flames got out of control, investigators said Thursday.  Read more here.

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RIP Civic Stadium

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Fire Destroys Historic Civic Stadium

Eugene_Emeralds LogoRecently saved historic Civic Stadium in Eugene is considered a complete loss after a fire engulfed it Monday, sending flames shooting high into the evening air.  The 78-year-old ballpark served as the home of the Eugene Emeralds (Single-A, Northwest League) from 1969-2009.  Read more here.  View photos here and here.

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Purple-Dressed Hawks Take the Field Under New Ownership

Boise Hawks LogoThe Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) kicked off the 2015 season Thursday with new Georgia-based owners at the helm, new purple uniforms and a new Colorado Rockies affiliation.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  Outdated Memorial Stadium remains the same, but there is hope for ballpark improvements as the Hawks begin a new era.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Upgrades Update from Canadians TV

Vancouver Canadians LogoWork continues on the upgrades at Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians (Single-A, Northwest League), including a new porch area just beyond the left field fence, new seating areas, a revitalized children’s play area, increased handicap seating, and new craft beer area.  Watch Canadians report here.

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