With Opening Day of the 2014 baseball season four weeks away, the New Orleans Zephyrs and Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) have finished the latest offseason improvements on Zephyr Field, entering its 18th year as the home of Triple-A baseball in the Crescent City. Read more here and here.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Omaha Storm Chasers have been selected to host the 28th annual Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game to be held during the week of July 12-15, 2015. The Triple-A All-Star game will take place at Werner Park, and will include several days of exciting events and activities. A committee of nine local business and civic leaders, chaired by Dan O’Neill, president of First National Bank, the event’s Continue reading
The 2013 season of the Triple-A Durham Bulls (International League) was the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham. To commemorate the movie and the historic franchise, the blog Bull City Summer chronicled all 72 home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Jordan G. Teicher from the Slate gives us a taste of the journey in words and photographs posted about the BCS project. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Downtown El Paso’s ballpark has a name – Southwest University Park. In a highly anticipated naming ceremony held in Cleveland Square this afternoon, representatives from the El Paso Chihuahuas along with Southwest University President, Yolanda Arriola, announced the official name of the ballpark. Also present for the event were officials from the City of El Paso. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Miller Sports Properties along with Salt Lake City and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc., announced today a new multi-year partnership and naming rights agreement for the Salt Lake Bees home stadium to be known as “Smith’s Ballpark” beginning with the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashville Sounds are excited to announce the 2014 promotional calendar, which includes 22 fireworks extravaganzas and several giveaways commemorating the team’s final year at Greer Stadium. The calendar also includes 11 Throwback Thursdays presented by The Tennessean, six Trevecca Nazarene University FAITH NIGHTS® concerts, the return of the Famous Continue reading
As construction nears completion on the new home for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), contractors used a huge crane on Friday to lift panels into place for the facility’s main 30 feet by 82 feet videoboard. Read more and watch video here. Meanwhile, the Knights have released their promo schedule and celebrity appearances, entertainment acts, and tribute nights for the 2014 season.
For 28-year old Craig Sampsell, working in the sports turf industry has been his passion as long as he can remember. From youth sports to the professional ranks, he has manicured athletic fields of all shapes and sizes. But the path has been anything but straight-and-narrow. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Winter’s been brutal this year and warm weather has never sounded so good. We’re celebrating summer with the most action-packed, fun-filled promo schedule in history! We’ve put together more family-friendly theme nights, must-have giveaways, and super special appearances than ever before. Check out the whole promo schedule or read on for our top picks for 2014. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today the addition of a new high-definition LED videoboard which will be installed at Isotopes Park in time for Opening Night on April 11. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Round Rock Express released its 2014 promotional and events schedule Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by the return of Bud Light Friday Fireworks and Alumni Weekend, which culminates with Jackie Moore‘s induction into the newly formed Express Hall of Fame. Also included on the schedule are multiple giveaways including a Nolan Ryan bobblehead and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Hungry fans interested in satisfying their appetites at BB&T Ballpark will be able to do so all season long as the Charlotte Knights revealed Sahlen’s as the team’s official Hot Dog provider at a press conference held at Romare Bearden Park earlier today. Bimbo Bakeries, a local Charlotte manufacturer and distributer of baked goods, provided Ball Park buns for today’s media event. The Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Josh Maurer as a new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Josh will join Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play voice, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on 920 WHJJ and the 12-station PawSox Radio Network. Maurer was chosen among more than 100 nationwide applicants to, in Continue reading
This really isn’t news, as it’s just an opinion piece, but Richard Benck, vice president of investment and risk managment for Unimin Corp. in New Canaan (CT), has made a wishful pitch for a new Fenway-like ballpark for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) in downtown Providence (RI). The team plays at McCoy Stadium, built in 1942. Read more here. View 195 Redevelopment page here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Buffalo Bisons today announced the installation of two exciting new features to Coca-Cola Field that will greatly enhance the fan experience at Coca-Cola Field; a 120- Speaker Distributed Sound System and a pair of 50-foot Full-Video LED Message Boards on the ballpark’s club-level façade. Both are a direct result of a strong public-private partnership that exists between Continue reading
It’s #SmellTheChange for the The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (International League), as they unveiled new alternative logos and uniforms today. Yes, that’s bacon on a cap and bacon piping on the corresponding alternative pants. Thanks to Chris Rosenberg for the heads up. Read more here. Go to SmellTheChange.com here.
First the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) dump Artie Decker as the “Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies,” and now they strike a new radio deal. The team as announced a three-year media agreement with One Putt Broadcasting, making KYNO 1430 AM the new flagship radio station of the club. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Reno Aces have released their 2014 promotional calendar, with special giveaways, discount offers or theme nights covering each of the club’s 72 games at Aces Ballpark this season. Continue reading
A devleoper is exploring building of a 26-story high-rise apartment building at an uptown Charlotte site next to BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), that would include some retail space and would be built atop three stories of underground parking. Read more here.
The El Paso (TX) City Council on Tuesday will consider plans to improve the atmosphere near the new downtown ballpark under construction for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League. They’ll consider the creation of a “fun zone” designed to accommodate fans in the entertainment district of Union Plaza on game days. Read more here. View agenda here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are proud to announce the addition of Aaron Berlin to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Berlin will work alongside RailRiders’ director of media relations and broadcasting, John Sadak, and will assist in delivering the exciting play-by-play and color commentary on the RailRiders’ Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Job Fair for possible Game Day employees is set for tomorrow in Werner Park’s Home and Road Clubhouses from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., but the Storm Chasers have made several additions to help finalize the Front Office roster with two new full-time staff members and six new interns. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball season in Colorado Springs is almost here and as the winter begins to come to an end the Colorado Springs Sky Sox have announced their 2014 promotional schedule to help warm the hearts of baseball fans in the Front Range. The home slate begins on Friday, April 11 as the Sky Sox take on the Round Rock Express and the season is packed full of exciting and entertainin Continue reading
The new “Colorado Sports and Events Center” is very different from initial plans for a new downtown home for the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Pacific Coast League). It’s much more expensive ($92.7 million vs. $60.5 million) and is designed to accommodate sports other than baseball. Read more here.
The new downtown El Paso (TX) ballpark for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) will open a little later than expected. You can see why via a KFOX 14 hard-hat tour of the ballpark Sunday afternoon. It’s looking good, but there is plenty of work to be done. Read more and watch video here.
The home opener for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) has been delayed until April 28 to allow their new ballpark in downtown El Paso (TX) to be completed. Read more here. The Chi-Waz (our new nickname for the team) will play their first home games at Kino Stadium in Tucson (AZ) on April 11-14. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Omaha Storm Chasers were the 2013 Triple-A National Champions, but the memorable year was more than just baseball as Werner Park once again proved to be the place for family fun in the Omaha Metro in the spring and summer. The Storm Chasers will look to repeat as champions on and off the field as the 2014 Promotional Schedule has now been officially released. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The El Paso Chihuahuas unveiled their 2014 inaugural uniforms on Wednesday at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center that include five jersey variations: white, gray, black, red and the traditional pinstripe.
PRESS RELEASE – When prompted for what would draw them to PNC Field, the people of NEPA have consistently used a familiar refrain – giveaways. Today, with the announcement of their 2014 promotional schedule, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) answered that call. The docket calls for a franchise-record 25 giveaways planned to help celebrate 25 seasons of SWB Continue reading
The City of El Paso (TX) will hold a community meeting Tuesday to update neighbors on the construction of the new downtown baseball stadium for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League). One of the topics will be the possibility of construction around the clock, which has a few neighbors upset. Read more here.
Blogger Paul Caputo talked with the Triple-A Reno Aces (Pacific Coast League) about the development of the team’s branding, and it is clear that the ownership chose not to go the fun, goofy or kid-friendly route chosen by some of their industry colleagues. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Shelby County Commissioners reluctantly approved county government’s part of the AutoZone Park deal Monday, Jan. 27, despite delaying a vote on it at committee sessions last week. Read more here.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for the new Sulphur Dell ballpark to be built for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League). MLB All-Star Albert Pujols participated in the event. Watch news report and view photos here.
El Paso (TX) city engineer and ballpark project manager Alan Shubert will leave that job to become the local utility’s new vice president of operations and technical services, starting next Monday, Feb. 3. Bill Studer, the former deputy city manager for development and tourism who was set to retire at the end of this month, will take over. The new $62-million baseball stadium for the Continue reading
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office is actively negotiating a settlement with the owners of the Aces Ballpark to repay nearly $1.7 million in back property taxes, five months after the ballpark owners missed a deadline to make good on their lapsed tax bill. Read more here.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said that while public use of Kino Sports Complex continues to grow, the county will have to dedicate roughly $1.5 million a year to maintain current operations. Kino Stadium, located at the complex, is the soon-to-be-former home of the Triple-A Tucson Padres (Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
The start of construction on the new Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) stadium is still a week away, but companies have already started vying for the rights to put their name on the $38 million minor league ballpark. Read more here.
The Nashville (TN) Mayor’s office has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will be held January 27 and will include a festival and a special appearance by MLB All-Star Albert Pujols. Read more here. View news report here.