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Homefront IPA Returns to Ballpark to Benefit ‘Hops for Heroes’

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – There aren’t many things more American than baseball, hot dogs, cold beer and our military. That foursome will come together in a big way for the second consecutive year as the Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Brewing Company partner to help raise funds for military-themed charity Soldiers’ Angels. Continue reading

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Coastal Plain League Franchise to Replace Departing Savannah Sand Gnats

Coastal Plain LogoA summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise will take up residence at Grayson Stadium when the Savannah Sand Gnats (Single-A, South Atlantic League) depart for a new ballpark in Columbia (SC) after the 2015 season.  The team will be owned by Jesse Cole and Fans First Entertainment, who will continue to own the Gastonia Grizzlies and manage the Martinsville Mustangs in the CPL.  Read more here.  Watch news reports here and here.

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FirstEnergy Park to Become Jurassic Ballpark

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – What happens if you give a dinosaur a “Selfie Stick?” Find out at the BlueClaws game on Monday, July 6th. Continue reading

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MiLB Prez Puts Squeeze on Spotsylvania County Ballpark Negotiations

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner recently sent an email to Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn stating that it is “unlikely” the league will extend the team’s July 31 deadline to negotiate with Spotsylvania County (VA).  Read more here.  You know the drill here.

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SC Supreme Court Gives Lift to Project Jackson

Augusta Green Jackets LogoThe South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a North Augusta ordinance being used to finance a new stadium development for the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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A $44.8 Million Price Tag for Proposed Suns Stadium

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) would pay an estimated $44.8 million for a 5,500-seat, taxpayer-financed minor league baseball stadium, with interest payments making up a large chunk of the price tag.  Read more here.

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County Identifies Potential New Site for Suns Ballpark

Hagerstown Suns LogoSpotsylvania County (VA) officials have identified another site for a proposed minor league baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  The site is located across Interstate 95 from the Southpoint II shopping center.  Read more here.

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