The Adelaide Bite were formed as a part of the relaunched Australian Baseball League in 2010. Like the other founding clubs (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney), the Bite were centrally owned until the 2018/19 season when a private ownership model was adopted across the league. In somewhat of a coup for baseball in South Australia, the Bite were bought by the Adelaide Crows AFL club.
The third annual Stadium Journey convention was held this week in New Orleans. What else do you do when in one of the biggest party cities in the world? Why, you record a podcast, of course. Special guests crash the party and a great conversation is had about the future of Stadium Journey, what North American sports look like to an Austrailian, how stadiums Down Under compare, and what to look for in terms of stadiums when you visit the Big Easy.
The Stadium Business Summit for 2018 was recently held in the UK at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United. Numerous Australian venues received nominations including Optus Stadium in Perth, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, ANZ Stadium in Sydney, and Adelaide Oval.
The Australian Baseball League (ABL) is undergoing huge changes with expansion and private ownership for the 2018/19 season. This week the league confirmed the long-rumoured addition of a team from New Zealand. With the backing of Baseball New Zealand, the new team is likely to play out of North Harbour Stadium.
A new era is fast approaching for the Australian Baseball League (ABL), with several developments being announced over the past few months. Following on from successfully privatizing the Sydney Blue Sox and Canberra Cavalry, the ABL has also announced a Korean team will join the league beginning next season. Although the team will be comprised solely of Korean players, they will be based in Australia – most likely in a regional centre such as Geelong in Victoria.
Despite its bland location, Holloway Field is a good park for a cheap night out eating and drinking at a ballgame. It’s a combination of easy access, inviting feel, and closeness to the action for a perfect night at an Australian Baseball League game.