Via Donnie Collins, the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to Mandalay Baseball Properties is finally official, after it was initially announced not long after the end of last season. The Lackawanna County Stadium Authority signed the agreement today, which clears the way for the demolition and construction to begin at PNC Field. After 26 years of public ownership, the Triple-A team in Scranton will be owned by Mandalay, a company that has gotten some criticism for their management from some Lackawanna County board members. The good news is that this should help move things along with the stadium so that hopefully the Yankees Triple-A team will be able to play their home games at home in 2013. Still, it will be interesting to see what impact the new ownership will have on the team – and whether more drama will accompany it.
Update: No sooner did I post this then they released some renderings of the redesigned PNC Field. Continue reading Sale of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Finally Official