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City commits additional spending on Hoover Met; concerts now target

Seeking to diversify the offerings at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the local city council pledged $352,000 in additional facility improvements, including a big electrical-system upgraded needed to attract big-time musical tours. All in all, the city has authorized $1.5 million in ballpark upgrades since the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) moved to a new downtown […]

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Wausau’s Athletic Park set for renovations

Athletic Park, home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and a classic Civilian Conservation Corps facility, is set for renovation the next five years. The $2.7 million plan, to be funded by team owner Mark Macdonald, calls for a renovated grandstand with suites and updated concessions. The area around the ballpark will be […]

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Simmons Field lease approved for Northwoods League team

The summer-collegiate Northwoods League could return to Simmons Field in 2014, as the Kenosha Parks Commission approves a lease with the owners of the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. The ballpark is the former home to the Kenosha Twins (Low Class A; Midwest League), the Kenosha Mammoths (independent; Frontier League) and the Kenosha Kroakers […]

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Martinsville looks to outsource Mustangs management

Martinsville officials are looking to outsource management of the Martinsville Mustangs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), as the city works to decrease the amount of taxpayer money spent on the team. The issue: the desire to keep the team versus the desire to reduce money spent on the franchise. The Mustangs perpetually lose money: Martinsville […]

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New CCU ballpark will open in 2014

A new $10.5 million ballpark at Coastal Carolina University has been delayed until 2014 after athletic-department officials run into some budgetary issues. The plan is to build a new ballpark to replace small and aging Watson Stadium, which features only 850 seats. The new ballpark, built as part of a baseball/softball complex, would feature 2,500 […]

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Coeur d’Alene, WCL talking team in 2014

The summer-collegiate West Coast League is talking with the organizers of a proposed Coeur d’Alene ballpark about bringing a team to Idaho for the 2014 season. We’ve written about this project before; former Yankees great Don Larsen is leading a fundraising drive for a new Cherry Hill Park ballpark. What has changed: a $2.5-million, 800-seat facility has been […]

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