AirHogs Now Owned by Dallas Lawyers

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Frank Heinz

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs now have local ownership.

    Earlier this week, the team announced that they had been acquired by Southern Independent Baseball, which already owns two other teams in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball league.

    Dallas lawyers Gary Elliston and Scott Berry, chairman of the board and president of SIB, respectively, will hold the same positions for GP Baseball Club.

    "We can't wait for the 2011 season to begin," said Berry.  "Gary and I love the fact that we have a team right in our own backyard. The City of Grand Prairie has been great to work with and we plan on playing baseball at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie for many years."

    Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England is enthusiastic about the new ownership group and said it means a lot to have the owners be Dallas County residents.

    SIB, who paid $1.5 million for the AirHogs, also owns the Shreveport-Bossier Captains and the Amarillo Sox.

    The AirHogs begin their fourth season at QuikTrip Park on May 12 when Grand Prairie meets the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

    Individual game tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 972-504-9383 or by visiting airhogsbaseball.com