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Bell files bankruptcy, preventing LaGrave Field foreclosure

With Amergy Bank threatening to foreclose on LaGrave Field, owner Carl Bell yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection, allowing him to keep control of the historic ballpark. After the independent American Association pulled the team’s membership because Bell couldn’t put up a letter of credit for the 2012 season, he turned his sights to the independent […]

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Jackson commits $430K to Pringles Park improvements

The Jackson City Council authorized $433,610 for scoreboard and suite improvements to Pringles Park, the home of the Jackson Generals (Class AA; Southern League). Pringles Park, built in 1997, hasn’t been seriously updated since the ballpark opened. That means the suites are in rough shape and the scoreboard close to nonfunctional. The new spending from […]

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Entertainment district planned for Barons ballpark site

City officials say they’re working hard on deals with developers for an entertainment/residential district next to a new downtown Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark. The Parkside District, comprising entertainment, retail and office space, was envisioned by Mayor William Bell and other city officials as being a key part of the $64-million ballpark project; […]

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