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Metrodome roof won’t be fixed until March

Hundreds of college baseball games slated for February and March will be postponed or scrapped, as the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission announced today that repairs to the Metrodome roof won’t be completed until sometime in March — at the earliest. The Metrodome serves as the baseball home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, whose season begins […]

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The Year That Was: 2010

It was a year that saw many teams struggling on the financial front, the emergence of a truly great ballpark in downtown Minneapolis, some recognition of true notables in front offices, and some potentally great markets entering the baseball world. Here are the top stories of 2010 on Ballpark Digest, as meaured by page views. […]

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Saints jump on Metrodome deflation with whoopee-cushion promotion

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “Inflation Day” of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and, subsequently, the 2010 “Deflation Day,” the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) announced a Metrodome Whoopee Cushion giveaway during the 2011 season. The first 2,500 fans attending the Saints vs. Sioux Falls Pheasants game on Saturday, May 14 will […]

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PSC lands High Desert Mavericks concessions deal

Professional Sports Catering, LLC, in conjunction with Main Street Baseball announced that Professional Sports Catering will manage the food and beverage operation at Stater Bros. Field, home of the High Desert Mavericks (High Class A; California League). The partnership between PSC and Main Street Baseball began in 2009 with the ownership group’s other team, the […]

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Dome roof could be repaired for Gophers season

Metrodome officials are prepping a repair of the stadium’s inflatable roof for a late January or early February completion, but the longer-term issue of what happens to the home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball team remains to be seen. New Teflon panels are being prepared in a Tijuana, Mexico manufacturing facility: four […]

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Dodgertown signs come down

Another milestone with a tinge of sadness: All the old Dodgertown signs came down this week in Vero Beach, as the branding of Vero Beach Sports Village by Minor League Baseball continues. The former spring-training facility of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers now carries the Vero Beach Sports Village branding and logo […]

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Lowell Spinners announce staff promotions, additions

The Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) announced the hiring of Jarrod FitzGerald as the new Director of Creative Services, as well as promotions for Vice President/General Manager Tim Bawmann (now President/GM), Controller Priscilla Harbour (Vice President/Controller), Director of Group Sales Jon Healy (Vice President/Group Ticketing), Director of Facility Management Dan Beaulieu (Vice President, […]

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Thunder announce front-office additions, promotions

The Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) announced several staff promotions and additions for the 2011 season. The promotions begin with Bordentown, N.J. native Ryan Crammer being elevated from Director of Stadium Operations to Vice President of Operations.  Crammer, who is entering his 8th season with the Thunder oversees the daily operation of Waterfront Park […]

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New ballpark pitched in Malden

Here’s a name from the past: Alexander Bok, who pitched a new independent-league ballpark to Boston officials back in 2006, is back with another plan for a privately financed ballpark in Malden, Mass. The plan from Bok and a set of investors: build a $30-$35-million privately financed ballpark on the edge of Malden Center on […]

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