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El Paso approves ballpark for Triple-A team

The El Paso City Council moved forward on a new-ballpark plan for a Class AAA Pacific Coast League team, signing a term sheet with MountainStar Sports Group LLC. With the passage, the council directed the city manager to move forward on a term sheet, detailing the ballpark construction and funding plan. With that term sheet in hand, MountainStar Sports […]

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Entertainment district planned for Barons ballpark site

City officials say they’re working hard on deals with developers for an entertainment/residential district next to a new downtown Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark. The Parkside District, comprising entertainment, retail and office space, was envisioned by Mayor William Bell and other city officials as being a key part of the $64-million ballpark project; […]

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Birmingham reviewing alternate ballpark sites

Though Mayor William Bell says a proposed downtown Birmingham ballpark site is still in Railroad Park, city officials will begin reviewing other potential ballpark sites, including some city-owned parcels that could bring down the cost of the project. One such parcel is land near the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Indeed, city officials have already asked […]

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Birmingham: We want Hoover to keep SEC tourney

Birmingham (Al.) officials say they will support nearby Hoover’s bid to keep the Southeastern Conference baseball tourney in Regions Park, avoiding an intraregional spat for the rights to the well-attended event. Things are already tense between Birmingham and Hoover officials over Birmingham’s plans to build a new downtown ballpark and the subsequent agreement by the […]

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New Birmingham ballpark could create $3.8 billion in economic activity: study

A new downtown Birmingham ballpark could generate $3.8 billion in direct and indirect spending, according to a study created by a research professional and local economics professor, presented to the Birmingham City Council yesterday. The study, created by Conventions Sports & Leisure and economist Keivan Deravi of Auburn University at Montgomery, concluded that the city […]

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