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Links at Fifth Third Field, Toledo Mud Hens

Toledo Mud Hens unveil Links at Fifth Third Field

With the turf slated for replacement after a winter skating-rink installation, the Toledo Mud Hens (Class AAA; International League) have installed a 36-hole miniature golf course in the Fifth Third Field outfield. This isn’t something most teams could tackle: tearing up the outfield to install a 36-hole putt-putt course. But the conditions were right for […]

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2014 Affiliated Attendance by League

With the 2014 Minor League Baseball regular season over, we’ll begin looking at what happened this season on the attendance front. We’ll start with a look at teams by league, ranked by average attendance. We’ll follow this up with listings of affiliated attendance by average and attendance by total. Summer-collegiate attendance has already been posted, […]

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Norfolk, Baltimore extend PDC through 2018

Another Baltimore Orioles PDC to announce: the O’s and the Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League) agreed on a four-year player development contract extension through the 2018 season. “We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with the Baltimore Orioles” said Tides President Ken Young. “We’ve had a great relationship with the Orioles over our […]

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BB&T Ballpark earns LEED status

BB&T Ballpark, new home of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League), was awarded LEED green building certification that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. “The Knights organization was committed to the LEED certification of the ballpark,” said Gau Gupte, Odell. “The entire team, including the architects, contractors and engineers, focused the goal of being […]

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RailRiders interest sold to investment group

Mandalay Baseball Properties’ half interest in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League) will be sold to SWB Investors LLC, pending MiLB and International League approvals. The principals behind SWB Investors LLC are David Abrams, David Blitzer, Grant Cagle and Michael Hisler. All local team management, including team president and general manager Rob Crain, will […]

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IronPigs six-year record: 600K total, 9K per game average attendance

What a streak: By attracting 614,888 fans to Coca-Cola Park in 2014, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) are the only Minor League Baseball team to attract 600,000 fans annually since 2008, with six straight years averaging over 9,000 fans a game. The 9,042 per-game average for the club’s official 68 home games […]

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