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Young Ballpark Designers in Sugar Land

Fifth graders at Commonwealth Elementary School have been given the opportunity to propose and design family-friendly amenities at the new Atlantic League ballpark in Sugar Land (TX).  They chose a water park, fishing school, and a maze.  Read more and view news clip here.

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Sugar Land Team Branding to be Unveiled

The new Atlantic League team in Sugar Land (TX) is about to get an identity.  Reportedly, the club’s new name and logo will be unveiled on Wednesday.  As you recall, the announced three finalists from the name-the-team contest were the Sugar Land King Canes, Sugar Land Lizard Kings, and Sugar Land Skeeters.  Construction on the new stadium is expected to begin in the Continue reading

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Renderings of New Sugar Land Ballpark Unveiled

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The artist renderings of the new $30 million ballpark in Sugar Land (TX) for an indy pro Atlantic League franchise were released to the community on Tuesday.  The stadium is expected to be ready for opening day 2012.  View renderings hereRead more here.

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Atlantic League Seeks More Teams for Southwest Division

PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League is pleased and proud to join in the congratulations to the City of Sugar Land, Texas and Opening Day Partners on their historic signing of a Lease and Development Agreement. The signings set in motion the design and construction of a new $33 million, 6,000 seat ballpark in this Houston suburb for a new Atlantic League team that will take the field Continue reading

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Formal Deal Signed in Sugar Land for New Ballpark

The Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to formal agreements with Opening Day Partners to build and operate a new baseball stadium on a site northeast of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A.  The lease agreement contemplates that the ballpark will be open for business by April 1, 2012.  OPD will will lease the Continue reading

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Sugar Land Selects Site for New Park

The Sugar Land City Council voted on Tuesday to approve a site on State Highway 6 just north of U.S. Highway 90 for a new baseball stadium for an indy pro club.  View news clip hereRead more here.

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Name the Team in Sugar Land, 3 Finalists

Opening Day Partners has released the three finalists for the name of the new Atlantic League team in Sugar Land (TX).  The names selected are the Sugar Land King Canes, Sugar Land Lizard Kings, and Sugar Land Skeeters.  Read press release here.  Fans can vote for their favorite by clicking here.

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Next Phase Begins Soon for Sugar Land Name the Team Contest

The time period for submitting names for the new Atlantic League franchise in Sugar Land (TX) ended on Friday.  The contest will soon enter “Extra Innings” when five to seven finalist team names will be announced.  Fans will then be asked to select their favorite team names among the finalists by ranking their top three choices Continue reading

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Speakers’ Bureau Created in Sugar Land for Ballpark Project

With all the questions surrounding the proposed new ballpark in Sugar Land (TX), the city has created a speakers’ bureau that local groups can contact to schedule a speaker and presentation to learn more about the ballpark project.  Read more here.

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‘Name the Team’ Contest Underway in Sugar Land

Opending Day Partners has launched a  “Name the Team” contest for their new franchise in Sugar Land (TX).  The grand prize winner will receive lifetime season tickets.  Read more and submit entry here.

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Sugar Land Chooses Site for New Ballpark

The Sugar Land (TX) City Council has selected land near the northeast corner of Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A as the preferred site for a new minor league ballpark.  Due diligence will be performed over the next 60 days to finalize the site selection.  Read more here.

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The Atlantic League’s Manifest Destiny: Westward (Texas) Ho!

The independent professional Atlantic League and the City of Sugar Land (TX) are doing a little dance, and it appears that a marriage is more likely than not.  Despite an increase in travel costs, getting a foothold in Texas would open the door to intriguing expansion possibilities for the Northeast-based league that is running low on attractive markets to explore.  Even Miles Wolff believes that Sugar Land will fall to the Atlantic.  Read more here.

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Sugar Land Officials to Visit Three Ballparks

Officials from the City of Sugar Land (TX) will take off on Wednesday for a road trip to Pennsylvania and Maryland to tour three Atlantic League ballparks developed by Lancaster (PA)-based Opening Day Partners.  The Sugar Land contingent will visit Continue reading

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Atlantic League, American Association on Sugar Land Radar

Now that Lancaster, PA-based Opening Day Partners has secured a deal to negotiate exclusively with the City of Sugar Land, TX, over the next 90 days to build a stadium and bring professional baseball to the community, focus now turns to determining the league of choice. Continue reading

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New Team, Ballpark Ramping up in Sugar Land

On the docket for the Sugar Land (TX) City Council meeting on Tuesday (Feb. 16) will be a Memorandum of Understanding presented by Opening Day Partners LLC to develop a new stadium and bring in a professional baseball team to the growing suburban community just outside of Houston.  Under the MoU, ODP will have exclusive rights to negotate a formal agreement with the city for a 90-day period.  Read more here.  Look for a little Atlantic League (York, PA, Lancaster, PA, Waldorf, MD) flavor here.

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Sugar Land (TX) Seeks Proposals for New Ballpark

The City of Sugar Land, TX is seeking proposals for a new baseball facility that could open by 2012 or 2013.  There has been continued interest in development partners, including independent professional league teams.  Read more here.

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