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Kenosha approves Simmons Field lease for Northwoods League team

It’s official: the Kenosha Common Council approved a lease and ballpark-improvement plan for Simmons Field with the owners of the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, as a 2014 Northwoods League team is on the horizon. Simmons Field is the former home to Midwest League and Frontier League baseball in the Wisconsin community. Under the […]

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El Paso to set up corporation to oversee ballpark construction, management

The El Paso City Council is considering the formation of a local government corporation that would oversee financing and construction of a new downtown ballpark for a Pacific Coast League team. The corporation would be made up of the mayor and current members of the City Council. This isn’t uncommon to have the city council […]

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Opposition already rising against North Augusta ballpark

City officials, developers and the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) haven’t even unveiled specifics of a proposed new ballpark in North Augusta, but that’s not stopping some local residents from speaking out against it. Normally it takes an unveiled plan for the NIMBY (Not In My BackYard) folks to make their presence known, […]

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Delaware North, Rangers extend ballpark concessions deal

Delaware North Companies Sportservice will continue to be the concessionaire at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, extending a partnership with the Texas Rangers that began when the ballpark opened in 1994. The previous contract had two years remaining. “The Rangers have been a terrific partner right from the start,” said Sportservice President Rick Abramson. “The organization […]

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Oneonta Outlaws to NYCBL in 2013 UPDATED!

It’s a little confusing, but it looks like the summer-collegiate Oneonta Outlaws will be playing the season in the New York Collegiate Baseball League after the former owners decide to take their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League membership to Saratoga for 2014. The Outlaws swooped in and leased Damaschke Field after the Oneonta Tigers (short […]

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TIF district approved for Morgantown ballpark

The Monongalia County Commission gave final approval to a tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Morgantown that would help fund a new ballpark for the West Virginia University baseball team and potentially a NY-Penn League team. The county has been discussing a TIF for several months in association with a developer and the university. The TIF would […]

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