Hartford Withdraws Rock Cats Stadium Proposal Knights Break Season Attendance Record Hartford To Build $60M Ballpark For Double-A Team MiLB Partners With Pep Boys MiLB Merch Draws $55.4M In Sales In '13 Nashville Sounds Strike Naming-Rights Deal MiLB Ballpark Notes City Of St. Paul Approves Downtown Ballpark Triple-A Bees Ink Naming-Rights Deal Triple-A Sounds To Sell Ballpark Naming Rights
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SBD Article Published July 14, 2014
Hartford city officials have "backed away from a proposal" to bond up to $60M for a new stadium north of downtown for the Double-A Eastern League Rock Cats' move from New Britain, saying that they will instead "seek a private partner to finance much of the project," according to Vanessa De La Torre of the HARTFORD COURANT. In a letter to the city council on Friday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra "formally withdrew the resolution that faced loud opposition from a group of taxpayers -- and some f...
SBD Article Published July 07, 2014
The Triple-A Int'l League Charlotte Knights through July 5 have seen a "record-breaking" 429,133 fans attend games at the club's new downtown BB&T Ballpark, eclipsing the club's "previous season attendance record" set in '93 when the Knights game were still playing in Fort Mill, S.C., according to Gavin Off of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The team has "sold out 22 of 45 games so far this season" at its new 10,200-seat ballpark (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/6). Knights Exec VP & COO Dan Rajkowski on Tuesd...
SBD Article Published June 05, 2014
More than a year of “secret talks culminated” yesterday as the city of Hartford “agreed to build” a $60M ballpark and lease it for 25 years to the Double-A Eastern League New Britain Rock Cats, according to a front-page piece by Carlesso, Lender & Stacom of the HARTFORD COURANT. Mayor Pedro Segarra said, “This stadium will greatly expand our central business district and will also enable us to reconnect with north Hartford -- a community that greatly needs an infusion of jobs and opportunitie...
SBD Article Published May 16, 2014
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SBD Article Published May 06, 2014
MiLB yesterday announced its list of the top 25 teams... ...nline sales increased 27% from the previous year (MiLB). ...nce '07, took on the new nickname in '13 and made MiLB’s top 25 list "for the first time since that firs... Since MiLB began tracking sales in '93, "101 different clubs...
SBD Article Published April 23, 2014
Memphis-based First Tennessee Bank and the Triple-A PCL Nashville Sounds yesterday announced a 10-year naming-rights agreement to the team's new ballpark slated to open in '15, with "options to extend the deal an additional 10 years," according to Nick Cole of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sounds Owner Frank Ward said that there are "no buyout clauses built into the agreement." Vanderbilt economics professor John Vrooman said that recent stadium...
SBD Article Published April 08, 2014
In Winston-Salem, John Hinton reports the City Council last night "unanimously approved a new financial deal" for BB&T Ballpark that "will not include any taxpayer money." The White Sox under the deal's provisions will pay $8M to "buy into" the Single-A Carolina League Winston-Salem Dash. The new money will "be used to pay off outstanding team loans as well as paying down" part of a short-term $15M construction loan that the team secured in '09. The team will use $2M to "reduce that debt" to ...
SBD Article Published March 07, 2014
The city of St. Paul and local developer Ryan Cos. have "signed off" on a $43.8M contract to construct the independent St. Paul Saints' downtown ballpark, with Ryan "responsible for any cost overruns involving labor or materials," according to Kevin Duchschere of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The ballpark will be owned by the city and "is expected to be ready for the Saints' opening day" in May '15. Ryan Cos. will be paid $3.48M "for overseeing the project." St. Paul Parks & Recreation Depart...
SBD Article Published March 06, 2014
Salt Lake City-based Smith's Food & Drug Stores yesterday announced a "new multiyear partnership with Miller Sports Properties for the exclusive naming rights" for the Triple-A PCL Salt Lake Bees' ballpark, according to Tom Smart of the DESERET NEWS. The ballpark's name under the six-year agreement "will be changed from Spring Mobile Ballpark to Smith's Ballpark." Smith's, a division of Kroger Co., will also receive "exclusive sponsorship and advertising rights and prominent signage on the st...
SBD Article Published January 10, 2014
The Triple-A PCL Nashville Sounds' agreement with the city allows the team "to sell naming rights for the first time" for its new, downtown ballpark, according to Bradley George of WPLN-FM. The team's old ballpark "had to remain named after businessman Herschel Greer" after an attempt in the early '00s to "sell the rights on eBay ended as soon as then-Mayor Bill Purcell’s administration got word of it." Middle Tennessee State Univ. sports marketing professor Don Roy said that a naming-rights ...
SBD Article Published December 11, 2013
The Nashville Metro Council yesterday "approved a $65 million financing plan" to build a new ballpark for the Triple-A PCL Nashville Sounds, according to a front-page piece by Michael Cass of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. The council "voted 29-7 to issue municipal revenue bonds" to cover the planned $37M construction of a 10,000-capacity ballpark north of downtown, $23M in land acquisition costs and $5M in capitalized interest. Metro Finance Dir Rich Riebeling said that the city "plans to go to m...
SBD Article Published December 02, 2013
The Memphis City Council tomorrow will vote on whether the city will take on $25M in debt "to buy AutoZone Park in a multiparty deal" that would also see the MLB Cardinals "take control" of the Triple-A PCL Memphis Redbirds, according to Kyle Veazey of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. The parties announced the deal in mid-November, but details "have been scarce until now." The $25M in debt, which would be issued by the Center City Revenue Finance Corp., includes $20M "to buy the park" from N.Y....