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Change is consistent in concessions for Mississippi Braves

Concessions stands at Trustmark Park are like operating a half-dozen small restaurants, the concessions manager says.

Among things that make Felicia Thompson’s job as concessions manager for the Mississippi Braves more manageable: Habits of baseball fans are as predictable as a seventh-inning stretch. That does not mean their habits stay the same year after year. If they did, the hotdog would still be the king of the concession stand. Somewhere over the years, concession stands at ...

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Fun at the ol’ Ballpark — Staff spends hours preparing, planning before gates open at Trustmark Park

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Dave Burke has spent a quarter century selling minor league baseball from the Texas prairie to New York’s Hudson Valley and parts in between. He signed on as sales director with the Mississippi Braves five years ago. Last year, he brought home attendance to 211,200 fans, averaging 3,152 tickets sold over 67 home dates. That’s a level not seen since ...

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ALAN TURNER: The Mississippi Braves — a 100-win season?

  Steve DeSalvo, general manager of the Mississippi Braves, is currently in his 29th year with the Braves organization, having started when the minor league team was based in Greenville, S.C.  He is a man with a passion for the sport. “I love baseball,” he said in a recent meeting. “My dream job was always going to be in baseball….not ...

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Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson's Westin hotel

Challenger insists Mississippi Constitution forbids using tax dollars as collateral for private projects By TED CARTER Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary last week declined to approve bonds backed by Jackson taxpayers for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel. The Mississippi Supreme Court could be the final decider on the issue if and when it rules on an appeal of ...

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Baseball stadium for Farish Street? It’s possible

JACKSON, Mississippi — The City of Jackson, Jackson State University and Tim Bennett, owner of Overtime Sports, may begin talks in the next few weeks on the feasibility of building a baseball stadium for JSU in the Historic Farish Street District. “This is just in the observation stages,” said Bennett, who was the force behind moving the Mississippi Braves to ...

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

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. Pensacola’s Bayfront Stadium took top ...

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Entry deadline for MDA’s Deck Boat giveaway is Sunday

Are you interested in owning a NauticStar 203 SC Deck Boat? If so, then you have only a three  days remaining to register in the Mississippi Development Authority’s “Find Your True South” sweepstakes. Midnight Sunday is the entry deadline for a chance to win the grand prize of the Amory-built boat. To register for the sweepstakes and to view contest ...

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Braves offering ballpark job opportunities

If you’re fond of spending time at the ballpark, the Mississippi Braves are offering you a chance to do just that – and make money while you’re at it. The Jackson-based double A farm club for the Atlanta Braves is looking to fill a part-time roster for the 2013 season that includes everything from mascot to Fun Zone attendants. “We ...

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Saks Fifth Avenue coming to Pearl

The upcoming Outlets of Bloomfield shopping center will be anchored by a new 20,000 square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store, according to a press release from the development handling the transaction. Jackson real estate firm Spectrum Capital is calling the 166-acre retail and entertainment space the “largest outlet shopping destination in Mississippi.” Already the home to Trustmark Park and ...

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