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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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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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Bellmead Waiting to Pull the Ballpark Trigger

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.

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Short of Public Outcry, Bellmead Will Move Forward with Ballpark Plans

waco-bluecats-logoUnless residents speak up to oppose the idea, the city of Bellmead (TX) plans to begin negotiations in April on a development and operations agreement with Ventura Sports Group for the proposed $11 million professional baseball complex.  Read more here.

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It’s the ‘Waco BlueCats’

waco-bluecats-logoPRESS RELEASE – The Southwest League of Professional Baseball has announced that the new Waco professional team will be called the Waco “BlueCats”. The name “BlueCats” received a majority of the votes from over 1,800 submissions. The team also announced their website at www.wacobluecats.com, which will be live on December 2. Continue reading

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Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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New Ballpark for Waco Area, More SWL Cities to Be Announced

Ventura Sports Group LogoThe Southwest League of Professional Baseball (SWL) led by Mark Schuster held a press conference Tuesday at the Waco Chamber to formally introduce plans to bring an independent minor league team to the area, housed in a yet-to-be-constructed ballpark in Bellmead (TX).  Read more and view ballpark renderings here.

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