Tag Archives: Minor League Baseball

Biloxi stadium next step: Acquiring loan, league approval

October 9, 2013

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David Nichols, Biloxi’s chief administrative officer, and city financial advisers were scheduled to be in Jackson today, following through on the city’s vote Tuesday to borrow $21 million to construct a downtown baseball stadium on U.S. 90 that will host minor league baseball games and other events, according to a news release from the City […]

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Pearl’s Trustmark Park ranked No. 5 in minor league survey

October 2, 2013

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PEARL, Mississippi — Trustmark Park, home of the Mississippi Braves, has been selected the nation’s fifth-best overall ballpark experience in Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey Magazine. The magazine visited every Minor League Baseball (with the exception of the Arizona & Gulf Coast Leagues) over the past three seasons and released its findings this week. […]

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Southern League baseball team backs out of gun giveaway promotion

July 2, 2013

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HUNTSVILLE. Alabama — The Huntsville Stars have cancelled Wednesday’s “Second Amendment Night” promotion in which the Southern League baseball team was to have given away three weapons through a raffle. The cancellation came after national publicity of the event, and pressure applied by both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Winners of the raffle […]

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Biloxi council moves closer to selling stadium bonds

June 18, 2013

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The Biloxi City Council took another step Tuesday in an effort to attract a minor league baseball team to the city by passing a resolution to issue $21 million in general obligation bonds to help finance a $35 million a $35 million stadium. The measure passed 4-2. There was no significant opposition to Major A.J. […]

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ROSS REILY: Barry Lyons should be given his due at new Biloxi stadium

May 30, 2013

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When all of the dignitaries line for the first pitch at the new minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi next April they should be doing it on a field named for Barry Lyons. Sure, there will be naming rights for the stadium just like in Pearl at Trustmark Park where the Mississippi Braves play. However, […]

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

May 29, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The […]

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

May 28, 2013

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For nine years, Tim Bennett has been trying to provide Biloxi with a minor league baseball team. Since he delivered the Mississippi Braves to Pearl, he has made four unsuccessful attempts to put a Southern League team on the Gulf Coast — whether it be on the Back Bay, the Gulf side or the Port […]

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