Tag Archives: Southern League

A Mini SunTrust Park for Lookouts?

An owner of the 141-acre former foundry site off South Broad Street in Chattanooga (TN) says he can envision “a mini-SunTrust Park” holding not just a minor league baseball stadium but housing and retail space.  Read more here.

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Mobile BayBears Heading to Location Near Huntsville?

An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), with the hope of relocating the franchise to Madison County (AL).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Shrimp Neck Pillow wins MiLB Promo of the Month

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s (Double-A, Southern League) Neck Pillow Giveaway was selected as Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Month for June, announced by the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Freier Talks New Chattanooga Ballpark

A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill.  Read more here.

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Jackson Generals to be ‘Hub City Hippos’ Every Friday Home Game in 2017

On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.”  This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it.  But then a funny thing happened.  Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.

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DiBella Takes Over Biscuits

Lou DiBella, after taking over as Biscuits owner Thursday afternoon, promises a changed environment at Riverwalk Stadium.  Read more and watch video here.

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Giant Baseball to be Centerpiece of Downtown Montgomery Turn About

Crosswalks and pedestrian areas are being expanded around Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League).  Plans call for construction of a giant baseball, 25 feet in diameter, at the center of a turn about near the ballpark.  Read more and view photos here.

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