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Amarillo decision: Build new or renovate existing ballpark

With little movement on a new downtown ballpark and Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium in desperate need of repair, Amarillo Sox (independent; American Association) officials are exploring renovation plans — just in case. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium – the former Amarillo Dilla Villa and Potter County Stadium — is the second-oldest ballpark in the […]

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RFQ for Amarillo multipurpose venue released

A Request for Qualifications for the operator of an multiuse ballpark/venue in downtown Amarillo has been released by Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, developer of the facility. You can download the RFQ here. The RFQ is pretty straightforward, asking for potential owners of a professional baseball franchise their qualifications for running the facility, including their background […]

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New for 2011: Amarillo Sox

We have a name for the new Amarillo team in the independent American Association: the Amarillo Sox, as management goes with a name that evokes the Amarillo Gold Sox while not infringing on a trademark held by the city of Marysville. As you’ll recall, ownership had originally announced Gold Sox before the owners of the […]

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CB Thunder locked out of ballpark

The Coastal Bend Thunder (independent; United League Baseball) has been locked out of Coastal Bend Field for nonpayment of $24,000 in back rent, as Nueces County officials have been unable to contact team or league officials to arrange payment. The news was first reported by the Nueces County Record Star. It’s the latest financial problem […]

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New name on tap for Amarillo ballpark

With the Amarillo Dillas (independent; United League Baseball) gone, naming rights to the former Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa — Potter County Memorial Stadium for now — will be sold by Southern Independent Baseball, the ballpark’s new tenant. The deal struck by the Dillas, according to former GM Mark Lee, covered more than just the […]

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American Association lands Amarillo; ULB loses court bid to halt process

The Potter County Commissioners unanimously awarded a lease for Potter County Memorial Stadium to Southern Independent Baseball, freeing the way for the independent American Association to set up shop there in 2011. The move wasn’t surprising: SIB principal Scott Berry has been an owner in good standing in the AA for several years, and the […]

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American Association frontrunner to land Amarillo lease

Potter County (Texas) will exclusively negotiate with Southern Independent Baseball for a lease at Potter County Stadium – the former Amarillo Dilla Villa – as the independent American Association is poised to move into Amarillo for the 2011 season. Southern Independent Baseball is headed by Scott Berry, who also own the Shreveport-Bossier Captains in the […]

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