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Augusta, San Francisco extend player development contract

Another PDC extension that makes sense: the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) and the San Francisco Giants extended their player development contract through 2016. The GreenJackets-Giants relationship dates back to 2005, and 2015 will mark the 11th season of the partnership. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Giants,” said GreenJackets President […]

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New GreenJackets ballpark project hit with lawsuit

A ballpark opponent has filed suit against North Augusta’s Project Jackson development, saying tax-increment financing (TIF) has been inappropriately implemented in the funding plan. Project Jackson is a $144-million development in North Augusta that includes retail, hotel, convention center and a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League). The ballpark itself […]

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GreenJackets ballpark project moves forward

Tax-increment financing for Project Jackson, which contains a new Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark, received approval from the local school district last night. The approval came with a few strings, however. Most prominent: none of the TIF proceeds generated by school-district participation can go toward financing the new ballpark. Instead, funds must […]

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Forbes: Placing a value on MiLB teams

Forbes Magazine has released a estimate of Minor League Baseball franchises values, with the Sacramento River Cats topping the list with a calculated worth of $38 million. The top ten teams and their valuations: Team Valuation Sacramento River Cats (PCL; AAA) $38 million Round Rock Express (PCL; AAA) $35 million Lehigh Valley IronPigs (IL; AAA) […]

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New GreenJackets ballpark plan unveiled

Proponents of a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) unveiled a new financing plan calling again for a new TIF district with a lesser impact on the local school district. In March Aiken County shot down a proposed TIF district extension for Project Jackson, a mixed-use development, with commissioners saying […]

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Augusta GreenJackets sale finalized

The sale of the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) was finalized yesterday, with Agon Sports & Entertainment taking the reins from Ripken Baseball. Agon is led by Jeff Eiseman, who will be the new president of both Agon Sports and the GreenJackets, and Chris Schoen, but the ownership group also includes other local […]

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