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Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock is the home of the Arkansas Travelers.
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Arkansas Travelers Board Approves Sale of Team to Diamond Baseball Holdings

The new owners, backed by a powerful private equity group, have acquired more than 30 Minor League Baseball teams over the past three years. read more >
Tourism

Rusty Meeks Steps Down as Travelers CEO

Sophie Ozier, the team's first female general manager, is now its top executive. read more >
Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock is the home of the Arkansas Travelers.
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Dickey-Stephens Park is Latest Venue to Go Cashless

Central Arkansas' longtime minor league team said the move will help shorten wait times at concession stands and the gift store. read more >
Sophie Ozier was named general manager of the Arkansas Travelers in November.
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No Boys Club AnymoreLock Icon

Sophie Ozier, Arkansas Travelers' first female general manager, has been making strides as the exception to the rule in professional baseball. read more >
Rusty Meeks, CEO of the Arkansas Travelers, says the minor league ballclub and the city of North Little Rock have made real progress in dividing up the cost of extensive renovations to Dickey-Stevens Park, the Travs’ riverside home.
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CEO Puts All Doubt to Rest: Travelers to Stay Put in NLRLock Icon

Rusty Meeks says the minor league organization and the city of North Little Rock are navigating splitting the cost of renovations to Dickey-Stephens Park. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Tourism

Ex-Chief Looks in RearviewLock Icon

Retired North Little Rock Police Chief Mike Davis had his head in a new game. read more >
The “front porch” area of Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock drew a couple of visitors to the pergola’s swings last week.
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Argenta Rolls On: ‘It All Builds on Itself’Lock Icon

Argenta’s one square mile has anchored some $500 million in downtown commercial projects in the past 20 years with the dedication of Argenta Plaza highlighting the latest development efforts. read more >
Jim Jackson and his wife, Lisa Ferrell, are developers of Rockwater Village in North Little Rock.
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Rockwater Village Draws More Residents

The North Little Rock residential development along the Arkansas River proves appeal of traditional homes. read more >
Architect Bill Gray of Taggart Architects talks about the new Argenta Plaza currently under construction in the Argenta district of North Little Rock.
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Between Venues, Investments Continue in ArgentaLock Icon

The debut of a major riverfront arena 20 years ago turned out to be a warmup act for the real headliner: a sweeping transformation of downtown North Little Rock. read more >
Mayor Joe Smith, right, and communications chief Nathan Hamilton look over the Argenta Plaza site, the mayor’s grand vision for downtown.
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Making NLR’s Argenta a 24/7 Business BeaconLock Icon

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >
The repair process for the sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens Park required a replacement of the drainage system. 
Construction / Tourism

$425K in the Hole: Dickey-Stephens Park Ready for Opening Day

After three months of replacement and repairs, the Arkansas Travelers are hoping the only thing sinking on the baseball field come April 7 is a pitch or two. read more >
Rainouts contributed to a drop in attendance this year, to 293,749 compared with 308,109 last year.
Tourism

Funds Approved To Repair Sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens

The North Little Rock City Council has approved $375,000 to repair sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens Park where the Arkansas Travelers play their home games. read more >
Gretchen Hall, chief of the LRCVB, thinks some drivers may choose to avoid rush hour while the Broadway Bridge is being rebuilt.
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Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year’s replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don’t expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses. read more >
Rainouts contributed to a drop in attendance this year, to 293,749 compared with 308,109 last year.
Tourism

Dickey-Stephens Park Ranked No. 153 In the Nation

The latest rankings of minor league baseball parks by Stadium Journey magazine find Dickey-Stephens in North Little Rock at No. 153 on the list of 160 parks around the country. read more >
Arkansas Travelers GM Paul Allen: “You’ve got to always be looking for that next step.”
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Arkansas Travelers Embrace Changes Following Firings

On the surface, things look much the same under new Arkansas Travelers General Manager Paul Allen as they were under Pete Laven, who was fired almost a year ago. But it's clear the Travelers are in transition. read more >
Paul Allen: Travs’ GM is hooked on baseball.
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Paul Allen’s Journey: From Critter Patrol to Arkansas Travelers GM

Whether he was cutting grass, picking up trash, or pulling dead possums from under the bleachers, Paul Allen kept telling himself: “I work in baseball. I work in baseball.” read more >
From pro sports to prep sports, fan use of technology during games is on the rise.
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Sports Venues Confront Fans’ Use of Wireless

Use of wireless devices is increasing in sports venues where customers are sharing photos of their experience with their friends, searching for statistics and, in essence, giving a digital high-five to others at the venue. read more >
Arkansas Travelers President Russ Meeks: “There are a lot of people that have difficulty with change.”
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Concerns Over Future of Arkansas Travelers Prompt Controversial Shakeup

In his first on-the-record interview since the ouster of two longtime Arkansas Travelers executives, team President Russ Meeks explains his thinking behind the firings and the team’s focus as it enters what is considered a critical time for many minor league franchises. read more >