Category Archives: Amenities & Features

New Luxury Apartments Planned Next to New Nashville Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New LogoDeveloper Embrey Partners provided new details Wednesday on its 306-unit luxury apartments planned next to the new ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and view rendering here.

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The Mini Golf Course at Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals LogoSlow baseball news day?  For those who have never visited Kauffman Stadium, home of the ALCS champion Kansas City Royals, check out the five-hole, baseball-themed putt-putt golf course that might give a few baseball team owners/operators ideas for creating extra fun (or distractions, based on your baseball purity) at the ballpark.  Read more and see photos here.

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Nixed Biloxi Ballpark Seating Bays Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BBy a four-to-three vote, the Biloxi (MS) City Council agreed to spend more than $418,000 on four seating bays they originally stripped from the ballpark under construction for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Funding for Negro League Museum Approved, ‘Venue at the Ballpark’ Breaks Ground

Birmingham Barons LogoThe city of Birmingham (AL) has approved funding for the $5 million Negro League baseball museum that is set to open in April, and on Thursday, Inland American Communities and Corporate Realty made the multifamily development, Venue at the Ballpark, official with a ceremonial groundbreaking.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Remodel of Progressive Field Begins

Cleveland Indians LogoThe Bob Feller statue was removed from Progressive Field’s Gate C area Friday as the Cleveland Indians begin planned renovations of the stadium.  Read more and watch news report hereView renovation renderings here.  As a side note, check out the Bob Feller Museum here.

Cleveland Indians Progressive Field Renovations Rendering

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Ballpark Sparks Development, Laundromat Becomes Cantina

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadEl Paso’s new ballpark continues to bring new businesses Downtown. The latest addition involves the transformation of an old laundromat into the Blackbird Cantina Deluxe a block from Southwest University Park, home of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League).  The new drinking establishment is scheduled to open on Halloween.  Read more here.

Blackbird - Cantina Deluxe Facebook photo from August 2014

Blackbird – Cantina Deluxe Facebook photo from August 2014

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Ballpark Quirks: Tropicana Field’s Catwalks

Sports IllustratedTampa Bay Rays LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Tropicana Field’s catwalks.  Read more and view photo here.

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