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Edmonton Prospects sign Telus Field lease

Edmonton ProspectsWith the Edmonton Capitals down and out, the Edmonton Prospects (summer collegiate; Western Major Baseball League) will be subleasing the team’s former home, Telus Field.

It’s quite a move up for the Prospects, who previously called the considerably more modest John Fry Park home. Telus Field was built to Triple-A specs to house the Edmonton Trappers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) but later became the home to indy teams once the Trappers departed for Round Rock.

The Prospects will be subleasing the ballpark from Rexall Sports and Entertainment, which also owns the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. RSE pulled the plug on the Capitals after concluding the independent North American League wasn’t going to be a viable economic entity for an Alberta-based team.


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