Williamsport (PA) Mayor Gabriel Campana announced that he has successfully negotiated a corporate naming rights deal for Bowman Field, home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League). If approved by the city council in June, the naming rights partner will pay the city $30,000 per year for five years. Funds will be used for ballpark improvements. The new name for the Continue reading
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Mayor Negotiates $150K Naming Rights Deal for Bowman Field
Outlaws Close Book on Outdoor Hockey in Williamsport
Plagued by low attendance and financial challenges, the Williamsport Outlaws (Federal Hockey League) cancelled their home finale at Bowman Field, the summer home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League). While outdoor hockey has failed in Billtown, the Outlaws believe indoor hockey at a new or renovated arena would have a far different outcome. Read more here.
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Outdoor All-Star Game Held at Bowman Field
It wasn’t quite the NHL’s Winter Classic, but the FHL All-Stars defeated the Williamsport Outlaws 18-13 Wednesday in the Federal Hockey League‘s 2012 All-Star Game at Airmen Pond at Bowman Field, the summer home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League). Paul D’Amato who played Tim “Dr. Hook” McCracken in the 1977 movie Slap Shot was Continue reading
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Ice Skating and Pro Hockey Will Continue (For Now) at Bowman Field Despite Legal Challenges
A legal spat has ensued between the non-profit group Williamsport Ice Arena, which operates Airmen Pond at Bowman Field in Williamsport (PA), and Naples (ME)-based Rink Specialists, which installed the new ice rink and provided the equipment to keep it running. Ice skating and games played by the Federal Hockey League’s Williamsport Outlaws will continue, as attorneys try to work out their Continue reading
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FHL to Hold All-Star Game at Historic Bowman Field, Logo Released
PRESS RELEASE – The Federal Hockey League is proud to announce that the Williamsport Outlaws will host the “1st Annual FHL All Star Classic” on Airmen’s Pond at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, PA.
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Rink Ready, Warmth Challenging Ice at Bowman Field
The hockey rink has been built for the Federal Hockey League’s Williamsport Outlaws at Bowman Field, but “comfortable October temperatures” have kept players off of the ice, as they try to prepare for the team’s inaugural full-outdoor season at the historic baseball park. Read more and view photo here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Field & Turf, Stadium Issues
Construction Begins on Hockey Rink at Bowman Field, Season Begins Oct. 24
The Ground-breaking and construction of the outdoor ice rink at historic Bowman Field for the Federal Hockey League’s Williamsport Outlaws began this week. The team will play its entire home schedule battling the elements outdoors beginning on Oct. 24. Bowman is the summer home for the Single-A Williamsports Crosscutters (New York-Penn League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Celebrating the Arrival of Outdoor Hockey at Bowman Field
The one-year outdoor hockey experiment at historic Bowman Field, home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League), kicked off with a community celebration this past week. The Williamsport Outlaws (Federal Hockey League) will take the ice for the first of 30 scheduled home dates on Oct. 24. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Crosscutters Satisfied with Hockey Arrangement
The Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League) raised concerns when it was announced that an outdoor pro hockey team was coming to Bowman Field. The baseball team’s biggest issue was making sure the field would be returned to normal after the hockey season, and that’s been resolved. The matter of beer sales remains outstanding, as the Crosscutters hold the state liquor license at the Continue reading
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Outdoor Pro Hockey Team Unveils Seating Chart for ‘Airmen Pond at Bowman Field’
PRESS RELEASE – Today the Williamsport Outlaws unveiled its seating chart for Historic Bowman Field. The 4,200 seat historic stadium will become home to the Williamsport Outlaws this fall as the Outlaws get ready to defend their 2011-2012 Commissioner’s Cup Championship as they face the Dayton Devils Opening Night on October 24th at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
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Outdoor Pro Hockey Coming to Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport (UPDATED)
Williamsport (PA) Mayor Gabe Campana announced today that the Federal Hockey League‘s Williamsport Outlaws will play their pro outdoor hockey season at historic Bowman Field, home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League), from October to March. Read more here and here. The Crosscutters have concerns and filed a last-minute request to obtain the lease document with Continue reading
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