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War Memorial Stadium to Host Craft Beer Bash

From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, historic War Memorial Stadium in Hampton (VA), home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), will host the third annual Craft Beer Bash, featuring more than a dozen local breweries. Popular food trucks Stuft, Flame and Pie, and Sinful Treats will provide edibles, and there will be games, activities and live music.  Read more here.  Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Hampton Newspaper Rejects Idea of Renovating or Building New Ballpark

Peninsula Pilots LogoHampton (VA) continues to ponder renovating 68-year-old War Memorial Stadium, home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), or building a new ballpark at a price tag of around $9 million.  The local newspaper is not too hip on the idea of spending money on either plan being batted around.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Hampton (VA) Considers New Downtown Ballpark

Peninsula Pilots LogoHampton (VA) Mayor George Wallace believes America’s pastime could be used to connect the city’s historic downtown with its largest commercial district.  He is exploring building a new downtown ballpark for the summer collegiate Peninsula Pilots (Coastal Plain League).  The team currently plays at War Memorial Stadium built in 1948.  Read more here.

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Nogales Not Out Yet

American West Baseball League LogoDespite being given the cold shoulder during a Nogales (AZ) City Council meeting back on Feb. 6, the developing indy pro American West Baseball League was back at the table Thursday afternoon trying to convince local baseball powers to allow the circuit to bring a new team to War Memorial Stadium.  Progress was reportedly made.  Read more here.

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AWBL Given Cold Shoulder in Nogales

American West Baseball League LogoThe developing indy pro American West Baseball League has been talking with the city of Nogales (AZ) about bringing a team to War Memorial Stadium, but the idea drew enough protest during a Nogales City Council meeting last week that Mayor Arturo Garino pulled the agenda item from consideration.  Read more here.

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War Memorial Stadium Not Out of Woods Yet, But…

Greensboro Bats LogoThe city of Greensboro (NC) has hired a consulting firm to explore ways to fund a project that would pair restoration and preservation of historic War Memorial Stadium, former home of the Single-A Greensboro Bats (now the Greensboro Grasshoppers) (South Atlantic League), with a broader restoration of the surrounding neighborhood and the future expansion of North Carolina A&T Continue reading

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The Future of War Memorial Stadium

Could historic War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro (NC) be at risk of destriction?  The facility, which costs $189,000 a year to operate and needs restoration, could be torn down to help balance the city’s $423 million budget.  Read more here.  The Single-A Greensboro Bats (now Greensboro Grasshoppers) played at War Memorial until moving into First Horizon Park (now NewBridge Bank Park) in 2005. Continue reading

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