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New for 2013: NBT Bank Stadium

Another bank merger, another revamped naming-rights deal: Alliance Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League), is now NBT Bank Stadium. “Our community is grateful to NBT Bank for continuing the commitment made originally by  Alliance Bank to support our stadium and professional baseball in Onondaga County,” said  County Executive Joanie Mahoney. […]

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Five bidders emerge for Alliance Bank Stadium management gig

Five management firms/ballpark operators have responded to a request from Onondaga County for bids from venue managers to operate Alliance Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League). The county sent letters in September to venue managers soliciting proposals to “manage, operate and market any or all of” the ballpark, the Onondaga […]

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SWB Yankees to play as road team for 2012

The saga is over: the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) will play the 2012 as a road team, splitting their time between six ballparks: five IL ballparks and Dwyer Stadium, home of the Batavia MuckDogs (short season A; NY-Penn League). The five International League ballparks: Frontier Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings; Alliance […]

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For sale: Alliance Bank Stadium

Though it’s very unlikely there will be a buyer, Onondaga County has put Alliance Bank Stadium, the home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League) on the market as part of a larger effort to find a private operator for its sports and convention venues. The Chiefs have been the lessee of the ballpark […]

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Boston Pops to expand ballpark tour in 2011

Fresh off a successful appearance at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium last summer, the Boston Pops is embarking on a 10-city Minor League Ballparks tour this summer, stretching from Birmingham, Alabama, to Buffalo, New York, August 16-30. On the bill with the Pops: singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. The tour program features music inspired by three of this country’s favorite […]

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