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Three architectural firms bid on PNC Field renovations

Three firms — Ewing Cole, L.R. Kimball and Populous — submitted bids to provide design services on the renovation of PNC Field, the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), slated to begin at the end of the 2011 season. All three have experience with minor-league ballparks, both on new construction and renovations. […]

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Debate rages over SWB Yankees sale

Though Lackawanna County officials were on record as supporting a sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) a potential legal challenge from Luzerne County over the terms of the sale could complicate the matter for the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball. To say that a toxic situation exists in Moosic and beyond […]

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Yanks, Mandalay agree to buy SWB Yankees, unveil ballpark renovations

In a sweeping compromise, the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball will buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) and oversee a $40-million renovation of PNC Field. The Yanks and Mandalay will exercise their option to buy the troubled Triple-A franchise for $14.6 million. As part of the compromise agreement, first reported here last […]

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Counties continue spat; SWB Yankees likely to be sold this week

It’s increasingly likely that the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball will exercise their option to buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) before a Friday deadline, but that’s not stopping the owners of the team, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, from squabbling over the proceeds. You know the drill. Lackawanna and Luzerne counties jointly […]

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Lackawanna County: In a ballpark bind and mad

After years of neglect, Moosic’s PNC Field is falling apart. But Lackawanna County officials, lacking the funds to fix the ballpark and increasingly unwilling to sell the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), find themselves with no attractive choice to address the future of baseball in the area. Commissioners yesterday discussed the future of the […]

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Squabbling could derail new SWB Yankees ballpark

A spat between Luzerne and Lackawanna counties over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) could imperil $20 million in state money already earmarked for a new ballpark, according to Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell. We’re talking a pretty serious split here: Luzerne County has already filed suit to prevent […]

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Pols: Let’s not fix up PNC Field — or sell team to Mandalay, either

If Mandalay Baseball and the New York Yankees want to see improvements to PNC Field, they’ll need to fund them, according to several Lackawanna County Commissioners, who don’t want to see the pair exercise an option to buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Yes, it’s an inconsistent stand, but the rhetoric is certainly placing the future of […]

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