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Wichita’s New Ballpark Will Seat 10,000

Wichita’s (KS) yet-to-be named, $75-million stadium that will be built for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) will have seating for 10,000 fans, the agreement says.  That’s 3,600 more than 84-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that is slated for demolition.  Read more here.

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Topping-Off Ceremony Held for Vegas-Area Ballpark

A topping off ceremony took place for the Las Vegas Ballpark at Downtown Summerlin (NV), just south of City National Arena Thursday.  The ceremony marked the construction progress and recognizes the 200 workers construction workers on the Howard Hughes Corporation project.  Read more here.

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American Association Realigns, Announces Wingnuts Will Not Play in 2019

The American Association (Independent Professional) has announced its divisional alignment for the 2019 season. It also announced that the Wichita Wingnuts will not play in 2019 because Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is being demolished to make room for a new ballpark and the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more here.

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Foodie Hired as ‘Hospitality Experience Curator’ for the New Las Vegas Ballpark

Las Vegas food entrepreneur Sarah Camarota is the new hospitality experience curator for Las Vegas Ballpark, the future home of the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) that is under construction in Downtown Summerlin (NV).  Read more here.

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Remembering Seattle’s Historic Sicks Stadium

From 1938 to 1977, Sicks Stadium hosted thousands of baseball games, a couple football games and a number of concerts. It was home to a handful of teams from various leagues and divisions.  It was, during the sport’s much-hailed glory days, where baseball lived in Seattle.  Read more here.  View ballpark photos and specs here.

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Monster Trucks and Bullriders Coming to OKC Dodgers Ballpark

Monster trucks and bullriders are taking over Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, the Dodgers will haul in mounds of dirt, leveling the pitcher’s mound. The stadium’s playing surface will be replaced for the first time since the ballpark opened in 1998, allowing a rare opportunity to host such an event.  Read more  here.

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Express Become Astros Affiliate, Unveil Branding Refresh

PRESS RELEASE – With the team’s 20th anniversary season on the horizon, the Round Rock Express are proud to announce that the club has entered into a Professional Development Contract (PDC) with the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros. The four-year agreement begins immediately and brings the club back within the Houston organization after it served as the Astros’ Double-A affiliate from 2000-2004 and the club’s Triple-A affiliate from 2005-2010.

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