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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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.
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.
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.
The start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) have a logo, an official beer and a website selling swag and season passes for opening season in April 2019. What it does not have is an actual team, an operating league, or anything more than a memorandum of understanding with the city of Bellmead (TX) to build the proposed $12-million public-private stadium. Read more here.
Bellmead (TX) residents may vote in May on a new venue tax to fund a proposed baseball stadium to host the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League). Read more here.
Details about bringing a professional baseball proposal to Joplin and Joe Becker Stadium will be discussed Wednesday during a work session of the Joplin City Council. City Manager Sam Anselm said organizers of the startup Southwest League of Professional Baseball, based in Texas, want a nonbinding agreement that would allow them to start soliciting investors for the venture. Read more here.