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Wyandotte County/Kansas City to buy CommunityAmerica Ballpark

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City is spending $8 million to buy privately built CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones (independent; American Association). The Unified Government, in cooperation with the State of Kansas, plans to use $8 million in Village West Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (STAR) to buy the ballpark, which was […]

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Endangered: First pro ballpark hosting night games under the lights

We may be on the verge of losing a little history: the Independence (Kan.) ballpark where pro baseball was first played under the lights is slated for demolition. The Independence Producers (Class C; Western Association) are important for one historic fact: they hosted the first official, regular-season pro baseball game played under the lights. On April […]

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