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Young: New ballpark will spark downtown Biloxi growth

Experienced MiLB operator Ken Young is meeting tomorrow with the Biloxi City Council about his plans to bring a Class AA Southern League team to a new downtown ballpark. Young, with ownership stakes in the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League), Bowie BaySox (Class AA; Eastern League) and […]

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Consultant: Biloxi ballpark site would be a winner

This is quite the endorsement: Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting calls a proposed Biloxi ballpark a sure winner, with average baseball attendance and above-average event attendance. The recipient of a $25,000 contract from the city, Johnson pegs the ballpark’s economic impact at $34 million annually (with the average game/event attendee spending $70 during each […]

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Isotopes, Dodgers extend PDC

About time: the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player-development contract through the 2014 season. “We’re thrilled to extend our incredibly successful partnership with the Dodgers,” said Isotopes General Manager John Traub. “The City of Albuquerque and the Dodgers have been linked for generations and just as Los […]

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