The Brewers officially announced Wednesday that they have extended their minor league affiliations with High-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville/Biloxi. The organization will remain with the former through 2016 and with the latter through 2018.
Brewers announce they've agreed on a four-year PDC extension with Biloxi and a two-year PDC extension with Brevard County.— Brewers Player Dev (@BrewersPD) September 17, 2014
There had been some questions about whether the Brewers would remain affiliated with either team, but today puts any speculation to rest. The now-former Huntsville Stars are moving to Biloxi, Mississippi starting next year, moving away from what had been the oldest stadium in the Southern League.
new stadium is being built in Biloxi, with an approved budget of $29.1 million. Construction isn't likely to fully finish until next August, but the city is racing the clock to get it in playing condition by the beginning of next season. If it is not, the city will be fined $10,000 per game missed, up to seven games a month.
With both Biloxi and Brevard County re-upping with the Brewers, all that remains to be seen is where the organization's Triple-A affiliate will be located. The Brewers have been with the Nashville Sounds since 2005, but that contract has come to an end and rumors are that the Athletics will begin an affiliation with Nashville, who is building a new stadium as well.
The most likely destination for the Brewers appears to be with Fresno as a new affiliate for the organization's most advanced minor leaguers. Early reports had the team moving there, though Colorado Springs remains an option with the Rockies moving to Albuquerque.