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Frontier League pitched for Jackson, Michigan

A feasibility study is underway to determine whether Jackson, a city in central Michigan west of Ann Arbor and south of Lansing, can support a new ballpark and independent Frontier League baseball. The $15,000 study, commissioned by Experience Jackson and the Jackson County Visitors Bureau and awarded to AECOM and the Rooney Sports & Entertainment Group […]

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MKE Sports to manage Aviators in 2015

MKE Sports & Entertainment, the group seeking to build a new independent-league ballpark in the Milwaukee suburbs, has signed a deal to manage the Rockford Aviators (independent; Frontier League) in 2015. Mike Zimmerman, who ultimately failed to convince Franklin (Wis.) officials to finance a new ballpark at his Rock Sports Complex for a Frontier League […]

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Macomb County, General Sports announce new Utica (MI) summer-collegiate ballpark

Macomb County (Michigan) and General Sports and Entertainment are collaborating on a new summer-collegiate league ballpark as part of a retail/condo development. The announcedment from General Sports and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel did not specify the league, but later county officials said the goal was to set up a three-team summer-collegiate circuit, with all […]

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Freedom unveil unique Sherlock baseball hats

Maybe it’s because we’re unabashed fans of Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch, but we’re really enjoying the release of Sherlock baseball-themed hats by the Florence Freedom (independent; Frontier League). Sherlock, of course, is the popular reboot of the venerable detective series, with Cumberbatch dazzling as the title character. And the once-popular Sherlock Holmes hat does appear […]

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ThunderBolts, Crestwood upgrading Standard Bank Stadium scoreboard

Good news for Windy City ThunderBolts (independent; Frontier League) fans: the team and the Village of Crestwood are funding a new scoreboard/videoboard, which should be fully operational by July 21. The 13-foot-high, 22-foot-long HD videoboard will have full video capabilities, including instant replay. This structure will be the first major improvement to the stadium since […]

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