PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and Dakota Baseball, LLC jointly announced the acquisition of the Lancaster Barnstormers from Opening Day Partners (ODP), effective immediately. The transaction creates local ownership and operation of the Lancaster Barnstormers as part of a transition plan conceived by Dakota Baseball and ODP. Continue reading
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Skeeters Introduce New Ownership
PRESS RELEASE – A recent report showed Sugar Land’s Constellation Field exceeded attendance expectations in 2014 by 62 percent, an increase of 20,000 visitors over last year.The $36 million 7,500-seat stadium offers the community more than the opportunity to attend professional minor league baseball. The venue is a year-round community amenity that also offers concerts and community, Continue reading
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Danos Moves to Houston to Advance Atlantic League’s Expansion Plans
Jon Danos, partner, president and CEO for Opening Day Partners (ODP), the owner of the indy pro Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League), has moved to Houston to work on plans for the league to add more teams in Texas. ODP also owns the Sugar Land Skeeters — the circuit’s lone franchise in the Lone Star State. Read more here.
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More Teams for Houston Suburbs?
Opening Day Partners (OPD) Chairman Frank Kirk said the indy pro Atlantic League is looking to add up to two new minor league baseball teams around Houston to begin building a four-team western division for the circuit. OPD owns and operates the league’s Sugar Land Skeeters 25 miles southwest of Houston. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Market & Location
Atlantic League Coming to Fort Worth?
Opening Day Partners chairman Peter Kirk has confirmed his ownership group is in talks with Fort Worth about putting an indy pro Atlantic League franchise at LaGrave Field, the current home of the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League). Kirk classified the ballpark as half-finished by Atlantic League standards and would need to be upgraded to make it work. Read more here. Thanks to Karl for the link.
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ODP Putting Customers First
BusinessNewsDaily staff writer David Meilach takes a look at Peter Kirk, chairman of Opening Day Partners, and ODP’s focus on customer service at the ballpark. The group, which includes Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, owns four teams in the indy pro Atlantic League. Honestly, there isn’t much profound here, but you might find the article interesting. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Formal Deal Signed in Sugar Land for New Ballpark
The Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to formal agreements with Opening Day Partners to build and operate a new baseball stadium on a site northeast of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The lease agreement contemplates that the ballpark will be open for business by April 1, 2012. OPD will will lease the Continue reading
Atlantic League Group Makes Move on Affiliated Ballpark
Opening Day Partners, which owns several teams in the indy pro Atlantic League, has made a pitch to the City of Frederick (MD) to lease Harry Grove Stadium, home of the Single-A Frederick Keys. ODP Chairman Peter Kirk was one of the original owners of the Keys and has not ruled out a bid for the club. The lease with the Keys expires Continue reading
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Speakers’ Bureau Created in Sugar Land for Ballpark Project
With all the questions surrounding the proposed new ballpark in Sugar Land (TX), the city has created a speakers’ bureau that local groups can contact to schedule a speaker and presentation to learn more about the ballpark project. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues