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New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

The University of New Orleans has sold naming rights to Maestri Field at Privateer Park, with the newly renovated ballpark now known as First NBC Ballpark. The naming-rights deal runs through December 2023.  “We are privileged to establish this partnership with First NBC Bank.  We have enjoyed working with Mr. Ashton Ryan and his team […]

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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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