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New Pensacola ballpark facing opposition

A proposed ballpark for the Pensacola Pelicans is under criticism for costing too much at a time when government budgets are tight.A proposed ballpark for the Pensacola Pelicans (independent; American Association) is under criticism for costing too much at a time when government budgets are tight. The HKS-designed facility is the centerpiece of a downtown […]

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New for 2009: Tijuana Potros

The Golden Baseball League expands into Mexico with the addition of a locally owned Tijuana franchise, becoming the first independent league to have teams in three countries.The Golden Baseball League (GBL) announced the addition of the Tijuana Potros for the 2009 season. The team received the official lease to the 18,000-seat Cerro Colorado stadium last […]

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United League united no more

In an email sent Monday United Sports Equities CEO Brad Wendt announced the seven teams in independent United League Baseball (the Alexandria Aces, Amarillo Dillas, Brownsville Charros, Edinburg Coyotes, Laredo Broncos, San Angelo Colts, and Harlingen WhiteWings) as well as the league itself are on the market and available for purchase. For everyone involved, the […]

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AirHogs Stadium / Texas AirHogs

At first glance, the empty seats in the grandstand in the midst of the first game in Grand Prairie AirHogs history didn’t seem like a good sign for the expansion American Association franchise, despite the match being a sellout. But the fans were still in the ballpark, as they certainly hadn’t bailed: they were all […]

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GCS Ballpark / Gateway Grizzlies

There are many reasons to visit a minor-league ballpark: the ballpark itself, promotions during the game, great ballpark food, or the affordable entertainment. I really hate it when you attend a minor-league game and few of these aspects are present. However, that is not the case at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. It is what […]

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LaGrave Field / Fort Worth Cats

It is one of the most unusual ballparks in minor-league baseball, as Fort Worth’s LaGrave Field is a new ballpark set on the grounds of a former affiliated classic. As such, it’s the best of both worlds. FAST FACTS Year Opened: Current incarnation, 2002 Capacity: 5,200 Dimensions: 320L, 370LC, 400C, 366RC, 330R Playing Surface: Grass […]

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United League Baseball declares bankruptcy

The Texas-based circuit, besieged by three lawsuits and the potential loss of two ballparks, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And without a 2009 schedule released, it’s questionable whether the league will be back this season.United Sports Equities — the holding company for independent United League Baseball — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a […]

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