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Talks break down on revamped Kannapolis lease

Talks to extend the lease of Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium to the Kannapolis Intimidators (Low Class A; Sally League) have collapsed, leading Rowan County officials to recommend letting the lease lapse in 2010.Talks to extend the lease of Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium to the Kannapolis Intimidators (Low Class A; Sally League) have collapsed, leading Rowan County officials […]

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It’s the end of the year as we know it

It’s been an eventful year in the baseball world, but there’s a lot more to come in 2009 — like the openings of two new MLB parks, 11 new minor-league and college ballparks, five renovated facilities and three improved spring-training complexes. If you’re a ballpark enthusiast, you’re positively licking your chops at the abundance of […]

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Sale of Curve completed

The sale of the Altoona Curve from Curve Baseball LP to the family of Bob Lozinak has been completed following final approval from the Eastern League, Minor League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner. The sale of the Altoona Curve (Class AA; Eastern League) from Curve Baseball LP to the family […]

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Hinchliffe Stadium nominated for preservation citation

The Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium are nominating the former home of the New York Black Yankees for placement on the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.The Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium are nominating the former home of the New York Black Yankees for placement on the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. […]

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MiLB: Do more for the DAP

In a letter sent to Durham officials, Minor League Baseball questions the quality of renovation work on Durham Athletic Park and leaves open the possibility of scaling back its commitment to the 82-year-old facility.In a letter sent to Durham officials, Minor League Baseball questions the quality of renovation work on Durham Athletic Park and leaves […]

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Orioles reject Sarasota offer for Ed Smith Stadium renovations

The Baltimore Orioles officially declined Sarasota’s offer of $30 million to renovate Ed Smith Stadium as the future spring home of the Birds, but left open the possibility to a counteroffer from the county.The Baltimore Orioles officially declined Sarasota’s offer of $30 million to renovate Ed Smith Stadium as the future spring home of the […]

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Remembering Honolulu Stadium

Ballpark devotees take note: Honolulu Stadium: Where Hawaii Played is now available in paperback. It’s a great look at one of the more beloved ballparks in minor-league ball.Ballpark devotees take note: Honolulu Stadium: Where Hawaii Played is now available in paperback. It’s a great look at one of the more beloved ballparks in minor-league ball. […]

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Brewers optimistic about 2009

Despite the down economy, the management of the Milwaukee Brewers is optimistic about the team’s financial situation entering 2009, with season-ticket sales up, most sponsors renewing, and suite sales strong.Despite the down economy, the management of the Milwaukee Brewers is optimistic about the team’s financial situation entering 2009, with season-ticket sales up, most sponsors renewing, […]

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