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Dillas officially evicted; Amarillo to seek new tenant for ballpark

The decision by Potter County Commissioners to end the lease for the Amarillo Dillas (independent; United League Baseball) may have terminated the current version of the team over unpaid rent, but the independent American Association is preparing a bid for the market. The meeting of the Potter County Commissioners was pretty much a formality: Reunion […]

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Lawrence-Dumont Stadium / Wichita Wingnuts

You will take a step back in baseball history when you visit Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, located on the southwest edge of downtown Wichita. Home to the American Association’s Wichita Wingnuts and the National Baseball Congress (NBC), the 1934-built ballpark features a treasure trove of baseball history. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1934 Capacity: 6,400 (3,000 chairback seats, […]

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Indy realignment in the discussion phase

Multiple sources confirm that recent discussions between reps of the independent American Association, Northern League and Frontier League could yield a dramatic realignment of the independent scene for the 2011 or 2012 seasons, as old grudges and bitter rivalries are giving way to a new sense of economic reality. The discussions directly between American Association/Northern […]

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City approves new Pensacola Pelicans ballpark

The long-awaited new downtown ballpark for the Pensacola Pelicans — approved by voters in 2006 — received final approval from the city.The long-awaited new downtown ballpark for the Pensacola Pelicans (independent; American Association) — approved by voters in 2006 — received final approval from the city. The Community Maritime Park, located on 30 acres along Main […]

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AirHogs Stadium / Texas AirHogs

At first glance, the empty seats in the grandstand in the midst of the first game in Grand Prairie AirHogs history didn’t seem like a good sign for the expansion American Association franchise, despite the match being a sellout. But the fans were still in the ballpark, as they certainly hadn’t bailed: they were all […]

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LaGrave Field / Fort Worth Cats

It is one of the most unusual ballparks in minor-league baseball, as Fort Worth’s LaGrave Field is a new ballpark set on the grounds of a former affiliated classic. As such, it’s the best of both worlds. FAST FACTS Year Opened: Current incarnation, 2002 Capacity: 5,200 Dimensions: 320L, 370LC, 400C, 366RC, 330R Playing Surface: Grass […]

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American Association (current)

The current American Association was formed by independent teams leaving the Northern League and Central League, augmented by former United League Baseball markets. Independent / 2006-present Teams (in alphabetical order) Amarillo Sox, 2011-presentCoastal Bend Aviators, 2006-2007El Paso Diablos, 2006-presentFargo-Moorhead Redhawks, 2011-presentFort Worth Cats, 2006-presentGary Southshore Railcats, 2011-presentGrand Prairie Airhogs, 2008-presentKansas City T-Bones, 2011-presentLincoln Saltdogs, 2006-presentPensacola […]

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