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New for 2013: North County Cannons

Jim Hoynes has paid the expansion fee to add the North County Cannons to the independent American West Baseball League for the 2013 season, playing out of Cal State San Marcos. North County, of course, is the suburban area north of San Diego once envisioned as home to Triple-A baseball, when Jeff Moorad was seeking […]

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Court ruling clarifies San Jose, Escondido ballpark statuses

With the California Supreme Court ruling yesterday that the state can indeed eliminate city and county redevelopment agencies, the fate of new ballparks in Escondido and the Bay Area became clearer. The California Supreme Court not only ruled that the state can eliminate redevelopment agencies — and recapture locally generated revenues in the process — […]

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Obstacles to new ballparks in California: not as bleak as expected

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law abolishing California’s redevelopment agencies, many in baseball assumed public financing of ballparks was a thing of the past. Turns out the news may not be so terrible — but the circumstances are still troublesome. Tax-increment financing is a tried-and-true economic-development tool, and it’s occasionally used to build ballparks. […]

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Bush Stadium could anchor new Indy tech/housing development

In one of the more interesting ballpark-redevelopment efforts to come down the pike in recent years, Indianapolis officials are proposing a renovation of Bush Stadium, the former home of the Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA; International League), into apartments as an attraction for new bioscience firms in the neighborhood. We alluded to the proposal last weekend, […]

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