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Pensacola to Raise Bar on Stadium Design

The original design for the new Community Maritime Park  in Pensacola (FL) provided for 3,500-seats to accommodate the indy pro Pensacola Pelicans.  Now that Pensacola will be getting a Double-A Southern League franchise, ballpark seating capacity will be raised to 6,000, and extra amenities and features will be added, including water fountains and an ornamental lighthouse.  Read more here.

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Pensacola Pelicans to Amarillo

In an effort to make room for the new Double-A Southern League team in Pensacola (FL), the American Association’s Pensacola Pelicans have been sold to Scott Berry and Gary Elliston and will be moved to Amarillo (TX) for the 2011 season.  Read more here. Continue reading

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Paper Endorses New Pensacola Ballpark

The Pensacola (FL) News Journal has endorsed a plan to build Community Maritime Park and bring Double-A Southern League baseball to Pensacola.  The Huntsville (AL) Stars would appear to be the most likely target for franchise relocation.  Pensacola is currently the home of the American Association’s Pensacola Pelicans.  Read more here and here.

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Anti-Ballpark Petition Drive Fails, In Search of MLB Affiliation

The ballpark opposition group led by former councilman Marty Donovan failed to secure the 1,000 signatures needed to block construction on the proposed Community Maritime Park in Pensacola (FL).  The indy pro Pensacola Pelicans ownership has also hired NYC-based Columbia Sports Group to lock down MLB affililiation for the team that will begin play in the new ballpark by (hopefully) Continue reading

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Pels Could Dump American Association for Affiliation

Quint Studer, owner of the American Association’s Pensacola Pelicans, is exploring opportunities to bring an affiliated club to Community Maritime Park, a new stadium that is expected to open in 2012.   Studer is looking at the Single-A South Atlantic League and Double-A Southern League.  With an average of 1,531 fans per game, the troubled Huntsville (AL) Stars could be a target.  Read more here.

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Maritime Park Bonds Sell Out in 30 Hours

PRESS RELEASE – When the City of Pensacola put the Community Maritime Park bonds for sale on December 9, it took only 30 hours for over $45 million to be bought. Wachovia Bank purchased the majority of the bonds while Wells Fargo bought much of the remainder. Continue reading

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Maritime Park: Let the Building Begin

Pelicans LogoIt has been a long time coming for the Pensacola Pelicans from the independent professional American Association.  After last Thursday evening’s groundbreaking, site work is now underway for the $40 million ballpark project along Main Street in downtown Pensacola.  Read more here.

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