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New Can-Am League Ballpark Developing in Pennsylvania?

Can-Am League LogoIn an article in the Ottawa Citizen today unveiling more details about the city’s decision to pursue an economical indy pro Can-Am League franchise for Ottawa Stadium instead of a pricey Double-A Eastern League club, Commissoner Miles Wolff said the Can-Am League has “a new ballpark in the works in Pennsylvania.”  Read more here.  Maybe we’re still talking Phoenixville?  Thanks to John Cerone for the Ottawa link.

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Phoenixville (PA) Ballpark Study Coming Soon

The Borough of Phoenixville (PA) outside of Philadelphia is working on a major development at the site of the former Phoenix Steel Co., which could include a new 3,500 to 4,500-seat baseball stadium for an affiliated or independent professional franchise.  The borough is expected to release a feasibility report within the next couple of months.  Read more here.

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Phoenixville (PA) Exploring New Ballpark Possibilities

The Borough of Phoenixville (PA) outside of Philadelphia is working on a major deveopment at the site of the former Phoenix Steel Co., which could include a new baseball stadium.  The borough has reportedly already been in talks with a minor-league team owner.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Lackawanna Gets Extension, Commissioner Wants Guarantee from NY Yankees

The State of Pennsylvania has given Lackawanna County a one-year extension to raise the matching funds necessary to receive a $20 million state grant to build a new ballpark for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (International League).  In related news, outgoing Lackawanna County Commissioner Mike Washo would like to see the New York Yankees guarantee annual lease payments Continue reading

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Phoenixville (PA) Now on Deck (UPDATED LINK)

Now that the proposed new ballpark in West Chester (PA) appears to be on life support, a community about 25 minutes away is stepping up to the plate.  A newly formed steering committee in the Borough of Phoenixville (PA) will be studying over the next few months the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in the community.  The effort is being led by developer Manny DeMutis, president of Continue reading

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Johnstown (PA) Becomes Ultimate League Host City

As a follow up to our posting back in December, the start-up Ultimate Baseball League based out of Canton (OH) is placing an expansion franchise in Johnston (PA), a former Frontier League city.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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RDA: West Chester Ballpark Not Viable

As expected, the five-member West Chester (PA) Redevelopment Authority reported to the Borough Council on Tuesday that the new ballpark proposal being driven by the Turk’s Head Stadium Alliance is not economically feasible.  The primary reason cited is a funding deficit of $14.93 million.  Read more here.

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No Recommendation From RDA for West Chester Ballpark Proposal

It appears that much more work needs to be done before a plan for a proposed new ballpark in West Chester (PA) can move ahead.  It is expected that the West Chester Redevelopment Authority will not recommend support for the project at a Borough Council meeting next week.  Read more here.  Backers remain optimistic.  Read more here.

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Many Questions Remain in West Chester

After an update from the redevelopment agency in West Chester (PA) on Monday, there are still plenty of unanswered questions about the proposed new baseball stadium in the borough, including issues surrounding funding, possible tenants, potential revenues, land acquisition, and neighborhood impact.  The next update from the agency is scheduled for Feb. 9.  The agency is expected to present Continue reading

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West Chester RDA Dissects Ballpark Report

At a public work session on Monday, the West Chester (PA) Redevelopment Authority began to analyze a 28-page report submitted by Turk’s Head Stadium Alliance to support a proposed new 4,000-5,000 seat stadium for a potential Philadelphia Phillies affiliate.  The report was prepared by architect Alan Adler with help from baseball consultant Howie Bedell.  A second meeting Continue reading

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West Chester Ballpark Proposal Inches Ahead

In a slight victory for the Turk’s Head Stadium Alliance, the West Chester (PA) Borough Council voted 4-3 to send the group’s proposal to build a new minor league baseball stadium in town to the local Redevelopment Authority to determine the project’s viability.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the article.

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