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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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GBL makes move into Mexico

The independent Golden Baseball League (GBL) is making a move into Mexico after signing a letter of intent with a group to bring professional baseball to Tijuana for the upcoming 2009 season. The 2008 Tijuana Potros team was disbanded by the Mexican League and their franchise relocated to Reynosa, opening up the market for the […]

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Monetizing the cold: how ballparks are used in wintertime

Three teams are taking two different approaches toward monetizing their ballparks in the cold winter months: the Lancaster Barnstormers are once again hosting an ice rink at the ballpark — sponsored, no less — while the Quad Cities River Bandits and American Defenders of New Hampshire are hosting one-day holiday celebrations.Three teams are taking two […]

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