Instead of allowing Southern Independent Baseball (SIB) to sub-lease Memorial Stadium to the Pecos League, Potter County (TX) Commissioners decided on Monday to sub-lease the ballpark to San Jacinto Christian Academy. Read more here.
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The Potter County (TX) Commissioners Court agreed Monday to put a two-week hold on their decision to allow the Pecos League to be a 2017 summer tenant in Potter County Memorial Stadium. League commissioner Andrew Dunn had jumped out ahead of the process by announcing the team after agreeing to a sublease to use the ballpark and was asked to hold off on selling tickets for now. Read more here. Read background here.
The indy pro Amarillo Thunderheads (American Association) have been given the green light to begin bidding out the work to renovate the locker rooms, concession stands and dugouts at Potter County Memorial Stadium over the course of the next three seasons. The stadium was originally constructed in 1956. Read more and watch video here.
Stephanie Tucker, vice president and general manager of the indy pro Amarillo Thunderheads (American Association), said there is a master plan in the works to improve the playing field, the locker rooms, dugouts and other amenities throughout Potter County Memorial Stadium. Read more and watch news report here.
Amarillo city officials and the inaugural Amarillo Sox continue to ponder renovating Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium (Potter Memorial Stadium) or building a brand new ballpark to house the team. Of course, as with any ballpark project, financing is always the primary sticking point. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
No big surprise here, but a judge has rejected a motion by Reunion Sports Group, the owner of the United League’s Amarillo Dillas, to keep the American Association’s Amarillo Sox from taking up residence at Potter County Memorial Stadium, now known as Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium. RSG has until mid-February to file an appeal. Read more here.
The Potter County (TX) Commissioners have approved $30,000 for a few ballpark improvements at Potter County Memorial Stadium (aka Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa). The improvements include renovating the ticket booths and relocating fencing. Read more here.
Potter County Memorial Stadium, also known as the Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa, will likely get a new name, once Southern Independent Baseball, the facility’s new tenant, settles in. Under the lease agreement, SIB has the authority to sell naming rights to the ballpark. On a related note, according to the Amarillo Globe-News, SIB has yet to decide whether it plans to launch Continue reading
Judge Dan Schaap has denied the temporary injunction motion filed by the United League’s Amarillo Dillas to keep Potter County (TX) from bringing an American Assocation team to Potter County Memorial Stadium (Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa) to replace them. Read more here.
The United League’s Amarillo Dillas are seeking an injunction to prevent Potter County from leasing Potter County Memorial Stadium (Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa) to Southern Independent Baseball. Judge Dan Schaap heard arguments on Monday and expects to make a decision on the motion for a temporary restraining order this week. Read more here.
As expected, Southern Independent Baseball led by Scott Berry and Potter County finalized a lease contract today that will bring an American Association team to Potter County Memorial Stadium, former home of the United League’s Amarillo Dillas. SIB will pay the county $72,000 per year. So, will the team be a new franchise or relocated club? Read more here. View news clip here.