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Bellmead (TX) Voters Approve Tax Increase for New Ballpark

Voters in Bellmead (TX) approved an increase in a hotel and motel tax to fund a new sports complex that will house the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more and watch news report here.  Read more here.

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It’s the ‘Joplin Miners’

Officials of the start-up Southwest League of Professional Baseball hope to bat a thousand by crowning their new baseball team in Joplin (MO) the Joplin Miners.  Read more here.

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Voters Will Decide Fate of Hotel Tax for BlueCats Ballpark on May 5

Bellmead (TX) residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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Start-Up Southwest League Ready to Close on Royse City Property

Mark Schuster, president of Ventura Sports Group, has reportedly told the local newspaper that his group is getting ready to close on property in Royse City (TX) where a proposed ballpark would be built to host a franchise from the start-up Southwest League (Independent Professional).  Royse City is one of the three teams that have been announced.  An additional three teams are expected to be announced in May.  Read more here.

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Name-the-Team Finalists Unveiled for Joplin Franchise

The start-up Southwest League (Independent Professional) has announced six name-the-team finalists for the new franchise that is expected to take up residence at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin (MO).  The names are Tornadoes, Twisters, Miners, Phoenix, Jacks and 66ers.  Read more and vote here.

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Joplin Approves Ballpark Lease with Ventura Sports Group

An agreement to lease Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin (MO) to Ventura Sports Group and Joplin Sports and Entertainment for a franchise in the start-up Southwest League (Independent Professional) was approved Monday night by the Joplin City Council.  The city can terminate the agreement if a six-team league is not firmed up by Oct. 15.  Read more here.

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Joplin to Negotiate with Ventura Sports Group, Start-Up SWL

A five-year lease that would allow a baseball organization to locate an independent team at Joe Becker Stadium and handle overall operations there year-round will be proposed Monday night to the Joplin City Council.  Read more here.

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