View Full Version : Future of Bader Field and The Sandcastle
12-19-2008, 09:56 AM
Interesting that Atlantic City will extend the deadline to submit development offers for the 143 acre city owned Bader Field airport.
The Sandcastle (as us old time AC Surf fans call it) sits adjacent to Bader Field...
Does anybody know if The Sandcastle itself is part of the proposed Bader Field sale?
03-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Well...I guess we know the answer now.
The Atlantic City Surf suspended operations and The Sandcastle will soon be a memory, much like hockey at Boardwalk Hall.
03-31-2009, 09:59 AM
I sympathize AC Suf Fan. So you believe the city will tear down the stadium?
03-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Yes, Ottawa baseball fan. I'm afraid so.
The Sandcastle will go the way of other AC landmarks like the Steel Pier and numerous famed hotels on the Boardwalk.
At least when the Newark Bears initially folded last December there were enough city and county officials that offered support enabling a new ownership group buy the Bears and keep baseball in Newark alive for another season.
It's different in AC...not much political support. The local politicians want the land beneath The Sandcastle for a casino.
Perhaps, a new ballpark can be built at the AC racetrack but it's doubtful given current economic conditions.
04-10-2009, 09:45 AM
ACSurfFan (and all),
I was just made aware of this new independent league called the Super Indy Baseball league. They have a web site at www.superindybaseball.com
Of interest to you is this link:
which talks about the SIB exploring Atlantic City as a potential market. Maybe you've heard of this and from your posts, it seems AC has its mind set on the future of Bernie Robbins but FYI.
This league would also be interested in Ottawa.
04-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Indy Ball had its "hey day" a few years ago. The South Coast League folded last year. The Can Am has lost Atlantic City and Ottowa. Some of the leagues and teams are solvent, but many franchises and even a couple of leagues (United and Golden) are on life support. The Super Indy League is a joke. Don't count on it getting off of the ground.
06-21-2009, 03:32 PM
Time to tell your dealer that you know you were ripped off on that purchase. And that you will remember it when it comes time to do another purchase.
Should be interesting to see how they backpedal out of it.
06-22-2009, 10:05 PM
Check out the DVD "Playing for Peanuts" as the head of SIB Jamie Toole was running the one and done South Coast League. That probably tells you all you need to know about the chances of Super Independent Baseball running a minimum of 32 teams nationwide in 2011.
01-31-2010, 07:17 AM
Anybody here know anything about the Super Indy Baseball league that was interested in opening up in AC in 2011? According to the Southern Piedmont/Charlotte, NC BBB they are out of business.
01-31-2010, 08:15 AM
I don't think that got off the ground. Toole, last I saw, is the GM in Joliet now.
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