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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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.
Unless 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.
PRESS 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
Backers 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.
The 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.
The city of Bellmead (TX) next door to Waco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Southwest League of Professional Baseball to build a ballpark off Loop 340, as the future home for a team that would start play in April 2018. The developing league is a product of Ventura Sports Group. Read more here.