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Boyd Sports Could Take Over E-Twins Management

Elizabethton Twins

With Joe O’Brien Field upgrades on tap, Boyd Sports could assume management of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie; Appalachian League) from the city’s parks and recreation department.

After much debate, Elizabethton officials voted in October to enter into a partnership with the Minnesota Twins to fund renovations to Joe O’Brien Field, the home of the E-Twins since 1974. The $2.3 million project, which will include a new clubhouse, will be funded by $1.5 million in bonding from the city and $800,000 from the Twins. Traditionally management of the E-Twins’ has been handled by the city’s parks and recreation department, but discussions are taking place about turning that role over to Boyd Sports.

No final agreement is in place at this time, but Boyd Sports has confirmed that discussions are currently unfolding. More from

Jeremy Boler, vice president of Boyd Sports, confirmed to News Channel 11 that talks between the management firm and the City of Elizabethton are still ongoing.

The team is currently managed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Talks intensified months ago but simmered down after the renegotiation of a contract started back up between the city and Minnesota Twins front office to keep the team in Elizabethton.

Boyd Sports currently runs the day-to-day operations of two Appalachian League clubs, including the Johnson City Cardinals and Greeneville Reds. It also owns the Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League).

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