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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Major League Baseball Continues Overhaul of Minor League System

Eight baseball teams will become part of the Pioneer League, which has been designated as the fourth “Partner League” of Major League Baseball. Some of the teams, which previously had major-league affiliations, now will become part of an independent league for free agents and unsigned professionals looking to be added to a MLB team’s farm […]

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Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner Retiring

Minor League Baseball President and Chief Executive Officer Pat O’Connor will retire at the end of 2020 after 28 years with the MiLB office and nearly four decades overall in professional baseball, the organization has announced. O’Conner joined Minor League Baseball in 1993 as chief operating officer and was named vice president, administration, after the […]

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Lansing Lugnuts Field Gets Naming Rights Sponsor

The Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts have signed a seven-year stadium naming rights deal with Jackson National Life Insurance, making the team’s home field in Michigan known as Jackson Field through 2027. The announcement covers the entire stadium and playing field. The Lugnuts ballpark opened in 1996 and had been Cooley Law School Stadium since 2010. […]

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Louisville Slugger Field Renovations Planned

Fan amenities and new bullpens are among the renovations planned for the home of the Triple-A Louisville Bats to take place over a two-year period. The renovations would be part of a broader agreement as part of a lease agreement extending the Bats’ stay at Louisville Slugger Field through at least the 2038 season, plus […]

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Las Vegas Named 2020 Triple-A Championship Game Host

The battle for supremacy in the highest level of Minor League Baseball will be coming to the new Las Vegas Ballpark in 2020. The Ephesus Sports Lighting Triple-A National Championship Game will be played at the Las Vegas Ballpark on September 22, 2020, featuring the champions from the Pacific Coast League and International League. The […]

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