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American Association to Start 2020 Season with Three Ballparks, Six Teams

PRESS RELEASE – Sports talk show hosts and fans believed the perfect time to begin the 2020 baseball season was the Fourth of July Weekend. America’s birthday, fireworks, and baseball have always gone together. Baseball fans were looking for a glimmer of hope.

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The Sanford Mile Could Bring New Home for Canaries

It’s no secret that the home of the Sioux Falls Canaries (Independent Professional, American Association) could be torn down, as this was recently recommended by a citizen task force.  Adding to the intrigue, Sanford Health just released plans that suggest that the team’s new field could be built just a few miles up the road as part of the “the Sanford Mile” — their version of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.  Read more here and here.

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Task Force: Demolish Sioux Falls Stadium

A task force charged with studying future needs at the Sioux Falls (SD) events campus is recommending demolition of facilities, including Sioux Falls Stadium, home of the Sioux Falls Canaries (Independent Professional, American Association).   The group says the stadium loses more than $200,000 a year, will soon need around $3 million in repairs and maintenance, and keeping it at the current location is not what’s best for baseball in Sioux Falls or taxpayers.  Read more here.

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Local Architecture Firm Pitches Downtown Sioux Falls Ballpark

Tom Hurlbert, principal architect at CO-OP Architecture in downtown Sioux Falls (SD), has publicly pitched a new ballpark.  The Co-Op Architecture group has made designs of a proposed baseball stadium at Falls Park.  It would be north of the Sioux Steel development site.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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Sportswriter: Time for New Ballpark in Downtown Sioux Falls

Since they arrived in Sioux Falls in 1993 as a charter member of the former Northern League, the Sioux Falls Canaries (Independent Professional, American Association) have gone through numerous changes in ownership and front office leadership. But 25 years later, the landscape is vastly different.  Read more here.

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Some Want Downtown Ballpark in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013While it seems unlikely at this point, there have been ongoing rumblings about the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in downtown Sioux Falls (SD) for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Indy Pro, American Association).  The team currently plays at Sioux Falls Stadium, which was renovated more than a decade ago.  Read more here.

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Canaries Hire Former MoonDogs Broadcaster as New Voice

??????????????????????????PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Club is excited to announce the hiring of JJ Hartigan as the new “Voice of the Canaries.” He will also handle media relations for the club. Continue reading

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Canaries Unveil New Logos for 2014

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Club unveiled new alternate logos for the upcoming 2014 season today. The logos will be used in all marketing efforts, on player baseball hats and merchandise. The Canaries website will also be given an updated look with the logos in early May. Continue reading

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Canaries Name New GM

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries are proud to announce that Matt Ferguson has been named general manager of the club. The Tripp, SD native is in his fifth season with the organization and also serves as the vice president of sales. Continue reading

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Olander Named EVP of Business Operations for Canaries

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013Sioux Falls Sports, LLC announced today that Jim Olander has been named Executive Vice President of Business Operations of the indy pro Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association) baseball team and Sioux Falls Stampede (United States Hockey League) hockey team.  He previously served as Vice President of Broadcast & Marketing for both clubs.  Read more here.

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Zombie Apocalypse at the Birdcage

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries pride themselves on making Sioux Falls Stadium aka “The Birdcage” a friendly place. But that won’t be the case October 25th and 26th when the stadium is taken over by Zombies! Continue reading

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Canaries on Brink of Attendance Record

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – With four home games remaining, the Sioux Falls Canaries are poised to make team history. The Birds are 2,688 fans away from setting a new team attendance record, surpassing the mark of 150,837 established in 2008. Thus far, 148,150 fans have come to Sioux Falls Stadium in 2013 across 44 dates. Continue reading

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A Night at Sioux Falls Stadium

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013staff writers and photographers from the Sioux Falls Argues Leader capture a night at Sioux Falls Stadium, home of the indy pro Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association).  Read more and watch video here.  They cover the clubhouse, National Anthem, fans, public announcers, scorekeepers, mascot, luxury suites, the dugout, umpires, groundskeepers, and vendors.

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Sioux Falls Canaries Return!

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – Sioux Falls Sports LLC, the ownership group of the Sioux Falls Pheasants and Sioux Falls Stampede, made several major announcements concerning the Sioux Falls Pheasants baseball club on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Former Canaries Staffer Publishes Book About Working for Team

PRESS RELEASE – In conjunction with their 20th-anniversary season, the Sioux Falls Pheasants are excited to announce that former Canaries intern and assistant general manager Becky Moen will hold a book signing at the game on Saturday. Gates will open at 5:05 p.m. with the game slated to begin at 6:05 p.m. Continue reading

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Ownership in Sioux Falls Changes Again

Sioux Falls Sports, owner of the indy pro Sioux Falls Pheasants (American Association) and the local hockey franchise, has sold a majority stake in the two sports properties to a four-member investment group called SD Sports and Entertainment.  Read more here.

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Pheasants Unveil 20th Anniversary Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants will be celebrating 20 years of professional baseball in Sioux Falls this season and unveiled their 20th anniversary logo today as well as special promotions that will take place all season long. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Sioux Falls Pheasants’

The American Association’s Sioux Falls Canaries are no more.  Welcome the “Sioux Falls Pheasants.”  For the team’s new website, go to www.sfpheasants.com. Continue reading

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Canaries to Announce New Nickname, Logo Today

Stayed tuned, as the American Association’s Sioux Falls Canaries plan to announce a name change and unveil a new logo at an event late this afternoon.  Read more here.  We can’t say we’re excited about this, but we’ll reserve judgment until we see the new branding.

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Local Group Completes Purchase of Sioux Falls Canaries

The American Association’s Sioux Falls Canaries have been sold by out-of-town majority owner Ben Zurow and the Goldklang Group led by Marv Goldklang and famed fun master Mike Veeck.  Sioux Falls Sports, a local group that owns the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, purchased the team.  Read more and watch videoRead Stampede press release here.

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