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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2008

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2008Midwest Sliders to play ’09 season in Ypsilanti Posted Oct. 10, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Oestrike Stadium, home to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, will also be home for the 2009 season to the Midwest Sliders (independent; Frontier League). The announcement was made jointly by EMU Athletic Director Dr. Derrick Gragg […]

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Thunder to host 2009 EL All-Star Game

The Trenton Thunder will be hosting the 2009 Eastern League All-Star Game at Mercer County Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:05 p.m.The Trenton Thunder will be hosting the 2009 Eastern League All-Star Game at Mercer County Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:05 p.m.     "We are thrilled at the opportunity to […]

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Commissioner: Financial situation will delay, perhaps kill new Marlins ballpark

We may have our first high-profile casualty in the sports-facilities world directly linked to unrest in the world’s financial markets: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorensen says decreased tax revenues and issues with raising money may delay or even kill a proposed new Florida Marlins ballpark on the site of the former Orange Bowl.We may have […]

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Tiger Stadium advocates meet initial funding deadline, are hopeful about raising full amount

On Friday the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy group reached a huge deadline by raising $219,000 toward the renovation of Tiger Stadium. There are two more deadlines involving smaller dollar amounts, but the real deadline determining the fate of Tiger Stadium is March 1, 2009, when the group must have $15 million in hand to renovate […]

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Dodgers to sell naming rights to portions of Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers have contracted the William Morris Agency to sell naming rights to parts of Dodger Stadium and the planned ballpark expansion. The Dodger Stadium name won’t change, but you’ll see things like the BigCo Bullpens or the LargeInc Pavilion at the second-oldest ballpark in the National League.The Los Angeles Dodgers have contracted […]

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Bluefish sold; owners to focus on new Yonkers ballpark

Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in back payments owed to the city.Mary-Jane Foster and Jack McGregor have sold the Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) to league president Frank Boulton, leaving him to pick up $246,000 in […]

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Will new ballpark fly in Lents?

A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal for an economic-development tool, but many details need to be worked out before a new facility is built.A new ballpark in Portland’s Lents neighborhood for the Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) has some appeal […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2008 Fate of Tiger Stadium to be addressed today Posted Oct. 7, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Detroit City Council will again address the future of Tiger Stadium at a meeting today. Demolition of most of Tiger Stadium now complete; what’s left is the original Navin Field grandstand (essentially the area […]

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