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Barons begin construction of HD videoboard

The construction of Regions Field continues, reports the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League), with today’s highlight the beginning of construction of the ballpark’s new high-def videoboard. We’re looking forward to seeing the new ballpark this coming season. So are the local citizens, apparently, as the ballpark is already attracting lots of attention from both […]

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Kernels pitch ballpark improvements, repairs

The Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low Class A; Midwest League) and the Veterans Memorial Commission are proposing $3 million in upgrades and repairs to Veterans Memorial Stadium. The proposed spending at Veterans Memorial Stadium, which would include $500,000 from the team, would replace the scoreboard originally installed when the ballpark opened in 2002. It would also address […]

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Status quo reigns in Memphis

Though there’s been chatter about the Memphis Redbirds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) being on the market, nothing is on the horizon, says John Pontius. Pontius is treasurer of the Memphis Redbirds Foundation, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about efforts to sell the team and AutoZone Park; a sale to parent St. Louis Cardinals fell through several years ago, […]

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