Tag Archives: Southern League

Knoxville Mayor Talks New Ballpark at Council Meeting

Talks are still going on a project aiming to bring baseball back to downtown Knoxville (TN).  The discussion comes and goes, but this week, Mayor Madeline Rogero brought up the idea in front of Knoxville City Council.  Read more here and watch news report here.

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Blue Wahoos Add Four to Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced the hiring of four front office staff members on Thursday, adding three employees to their full-time sales department and one to their public relations staff.

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Trash Pandas Branding Unveiled

At an event at Dublin Park in Madison (AL) tonight, the owners of the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern League) unveiled the team’s branding package.  Read more here.

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Jumbo Shrimp, City of Jacksonville Agree to Long-Term Ballpark Lease Extension

PRESS RELEASE – The Jacksonville City Council officially approved a new lease extension for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday. The agreement, which confirms the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s long-term commitment to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, is an extension of the current working agreement and goes into effect immediately. The Jumbo Shrimp franchise, previously the Suns (1970-1984, 1991-2016) and Expos (1985-1990), has called the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville home since it opened for the 2003 season. The Jumbo Shrimp have committed to playing baseball at the ballpark through at least the 2033 season with this 10-year extension.

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Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium to be Demolished

In less than two years, Madison’s (AL) new baseball stadium will be finished.  Meanwhile, Huntsville’s old ballpark Joe Davis Stadium has been vacant for years.  City administrator John Hamilton says the place is likely going to be torn down, it’s just a question of when.  Read more here.

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Full Speed Ahead: Madison Chooses Ballpark Construction Company

Construction is full speed ahead on the new ballpark in Madison (AL) for the coming Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern league).  In a special called meeting on Tuesday, the Madison city council chose a construction company to build the stadium.  Officials say things are on track to play ball in 2020. Read more and watch news report here.

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It’s the ‘Rocket City Trash Pandas’

BallCorps Inc., owners of the minor league baseball team that will begin play in Madison (AL) in 2020, announced at a community event Wednesday night that the team will be called the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.

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