A Shreveport native is hoping to save Fair Grounds Field. Edward Best shared his idea about three weeks ago on Change.org. Since then, more than 2,500 people signed his petition, and he’s gotten the attention of city leaders. Read more and watch news report here. The latest pro team to play at the ballpark were the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (Independent Professional, American Association), which relocated to Laredo (TX) after the 2011 season.
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No Baseball at Fair Grounds Field in 2012
We have known this for some time, but there will be no summer collegiate baseball at Shreveport’s Fair Grounds Field in 2012. As you recall, the indy pro Shreveport-Bossier Captains (American Association) were sold and moved to Laredo (TX) last year. A plan by the Captains ownership to launch a new summer collegiate league and place a team in Shreveport was put on ice when it ran into legal trouble Continue reading
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Texas Collegiate League Up Next in Shreveport?
No real surprise here, but the Texas Collegiate League is very interested in grabbing up Shreveport (LA), now that the indy pro Shreveport-Bossier Captains (American Association) have been sold and will be moving to Laredo (TX). According to the Shreveport Times, TCL chief Uri Geva is quoted as saying the Continue reading
Captains Sold, Will Move to Laredo
PRESS RELEASE – Southern Independent Baseball, the owners of the Shreveport-Bossier Captains, have announced that the team has been purchased by Laredo Baseball Investors, LLC, who are moving the team to Laredo, Texas, to play the 2012 American Association season as the Laredo Lemurs. Continue reading
Captains Owners Exploring League Options
No surprise here, but the owners of the indy pro Shreveport-Bossier Captains, Grand Prairie AirHogs, and Amarillo Sox (American Association), are exploring options to place the Captains in another league. The Captains are averaging under 1,300 per game, and they need to cut costs. The Texas Collegiate League makes the most financial sense. The Captains still have three years Continue reading
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Captains, Food Bank Partner to ‘Strike Out Hunger’
PRESS RELEASE – The Shreveport-Bossier Captains, presented by U-Auto Pull-It Auto Parts, and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana announced their partnership today to “Strike Out Hunger” in Shreveport and the surrounding communities of Northwest Louisiana. There is no off-season for hunger and the Shreveport Bossier Captains know exactly how important it is to build Continue reading
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Carey Named GM of Captains
PRESS RELEASE – The Shreveport-Bossier Captains have named Chet Carey as their new general manager, the club announced Monday. Carey replaces Craig Brasfield, who remains as a club vice president, but is stepping aside to take on the vice president/general manager role with the ownership group’s newly acquired Continue reading
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AirHogs Acquired By Southern Independent Baseball
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that the team has been acquired by Southern Independent Baseball L.L.C. (SIB). The ownership group resides and works in the Metroplex. Gary Elliston, Chairman of the Board of SIB, is the senior founding partner of DeHay & Elliston L.L.P. in Dallas. Elliston becomes the Chairman of the Board of GP Baseball Club L.L.C. Continue reading
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Captains Unveil Championship Logo
PRESS RELEASE – The Shreveport-Bossier Captains have unveiled their championship logo to be used in 2011, commemorating their 2010 American Association title. The design, by AllSports Marketing of Sparks, Md., shows the Captains head logo in the middle of a white starburst in a gray circle with the year 2010 around it in red. The circle is in turn surrounded by a black and red Continue reading
The Goldeyes and the Indy League Landscape
Winnipeg Free Press writer Paul Wiecek takes a look at the Winnipeg Goldeyes, its new league, the American Association, the collapsing of the Northern League, and the obvious challenges facing the viability of the proposed new North American League. Read more here.
Dilla Villa to Get New Name (at Some Point)
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
New Tenant Approved in Amarillo
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.
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Details of Competing Proposals Emerge in Amarillo
As we know, Potter County (TX) is expected to approve a deal with Scott Berry and Southern Independent Baseball on Monday to bring a new American Association team to Potter County Memorial Stadium, former home of the United League’s Amarillo Dillas. Click here to see how the SIB proposal stacks up against the other bidders.
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Amarillo to Become American Association Host City
Scott Berry and his group Southern Independent Baseball have reportedly reached an agreement with Potter County (TX) to bring an American Association team to Amarillo. The deal could be finalized as soon as Monday, November 8. Read more here. We expect the Shreveport-Bossier (LA) Captains to relocate with new branding on deck. Don’t expect Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport to sit empty.
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Captains Unveil 2010 Promotional Calendar
PRESS RELEASE – Aside from the usual great baseball at Fair Grounds Field this summer, the Shreveport-Bossier Captains are offering up a plethora of entertainment options, discounts and deals to make the 2010 season even better. Every one of the 48 home games in 2010 will have at least one promotion tied to it, with old favorites from previous years along with some new events as well. Continue reading
Captains Unveil New Website
PRESS RELEASE – The Shreveport-Bossier Captains launched their new official team Web site today, hoping to bring fans even closer to the team in its second year with its new identity. Still at http://www.sbcaptains.com, the new site was designed by Streamline Technologies, a company that specializes in custom Web sites for sports teams. Continue reading
Captains Unveil Online Store
PRESS RELEASE – Why go out on Black Friday and brave the lines when you can stay in and shop from the comfort of your home? Just in time for the holiday shopping craze, the Shreveport-Bossier Captains have unveiled their online store on the easy-to-use ebay.com. Continue reading