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GoCyclones! 09-24-2010 10:32 AM

Correction, I meant Danbury is 35 miles from Fishkill (HV Renegades) not Troy.

jidyfan 09-30-2010 11:02 AM

Another team in Maryland?
 
Peter Kirk and Opening Day Partners are trying to bring a team to Frederick, MD for next season. They are trying to get a lease on their existing stadium.

Here is the link to the story:
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/150453986

GoCyclones! 09-30-2010 11:15 AM

Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the link, Jids. So they would share the stadium with the Keys? Wow, how's that gonna work? But it'll happen next in Lake Elsinore, CA.

GoCyclones! 09-30-2010 12:15 PM

I had to reread it. So it's only if the Keys don't renew their lease. Good move by the AtL to try to make moves. I wouldn't see why the Keys wouldn't re-up though.

jidyfan 09-30-2010 04:08 PM

I checked their website to see how many seats the stadium but I couldn't find it. Since they are a A adv team, I wonder if their stadium conforms to the AAA standards that the Atlantic League requires.

GoCyclones! 10-01-2010 09:56 AM

Here's the review from my man Charlie Z from CharliesBallparks.com of the home of the Frederick Keys. Looks like a pretty decent facility, typical of those built in the early '90s.

http://mysite.verizon.net/charliesba...s/frederik.htm

I commend the League for being aggressive in looking for new markets, but I'd be very surprised if the Keys don't go back. How well would the market support an indy team if they lose an affiliated team, especially an Orioles affiliate? Anything can happen though.

I find it interesting the news about the Amarillo Dillas being on the verge of eviction. BallparkDigest.com is reporting they'd expect the American Association to jump in there. It averaged almost 3,000 game in an antequated facility. I wonder if the Atlantic League is looking into it as well. It would be a good fit for the AA.

Here's the link to the article:

http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201010...-evicted-today

And here's the review of the ballpark. Not a very attractive looking park... I'm a fan of classic parks but I don't think this would be up to Atlantic League standards.

http://mysite.verizon.net/charliesba...ums/potter.htm

GoCyclones! 10-01-2010 10:14 AM

Here are a couple more articles on this Frederick story by Revs writer Jim Seip.

http://www.ydr.com/revolution/ci_16210717

http://www.ydr.com/revolution/ci_16220859

Peter Kirk making moves! I like it!

jidyfan 10-01-2010 11:40 AM

Bears get new owner and hope to go to Can-Am League
 
The Bears got new ownership yesterday and they are trying to get into the Can-Am league. Here is a link to the story:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...ewark_bea.html

jidyfan 10-01-2010 12:07 PM

If the stadium in Frederick, MD only holds 5300, I don't think that complies with the AAA standard in terms of minimum seating allowed that the Atlantic League follows. They will have to add some more seating to meet the league requirements.

GoCyclones! 10-01-2010 01:11 PM

Thanks for the link about Newark. Can't say I'm surprised but when the news comes it still a bit of a shock to the system. I like the Atlantic League. I'd go to some Bears games of course but I'd probably go down to somerset more or Long Island. Nice diplomatic answer by Cetnar saying, he's switching to the National League. Sound nice not quite accurate. I like the Can-Am too though.

In one of the articles by Jim Seip he said that they would make some renovations to the park but all Atlantic League parks are in about the 5-6,000 range. The one in Loudoun I believe is less than 6,000. So when they say AAA standards it can't be just on seating capacity. Most AAA are obviously bigger than 6,000.


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