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Kirk pitches Frederick on AtL ballpark lease; will settle for Keys

Atlantic League mogul Peter Kirk has pitched Frederick (Md.) officials on taking over the lease at Harry Grove Stadium for an independent-league team — but will settle for buying the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) as a consolation prize. Kirk certainly is one of the more interesting people in baseball, and he’s seizing […]

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Consultant: Baseball at new Sugar Land ballpark shouldn’t impact neighbors–but concerts might

Opposition to new ballparks usually falls along the lines of increased traffic and noise impacting local residents. That’s the case in Sugar Land, Texas, where a proposed Atlantic League ballpark should fall within city noise guidelines during a baseball game — but not for concerts. Those are the findings of a consultant hired by the […]

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Campbell’s Field / Camden Riversharks

Sporting perhaps the most dramatic view from any ballpark, Campbell’s Field in downtown Camden is surely one of the most scenic ballparks in minor-league baseball. With the Ben Franklin Bridge outside of right field and the downtown Philadelphia skyline past the left-field corner, a Camden Riversharks or Rutgers University game at Campbell’s Field provides a […]

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The Ballpark at Harbor Yard / Bridgeport Bluefish

The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is a comfortable enough venue to watch the Bluefish take on the Atlantic League, which often includes a former major leaguer or two. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1998 Capacity: 5,300 + 200 standing room Original Price: $19 million Dimensions: 325L, 405C, 405R Playing Surface: Grass Website: bridgeportbluefish.com Phone: 203/345-4800 League: […]

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