Category Archives: Amenities & Features

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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Ballpark Quirks: Globe Life Park’s Office Space

Sports IllustratedTexas Rangers 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: Globe Life Park’s office space.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Angel Stadium of Anaheim’s Disney Connection

Sports IllustratedLos Angeles Angels 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: Angel Stadium of Anaheim’s Disney connection.  Read more and view photos here.

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RedHawks Sold, Team Becomes Dodgers Affiliate, Ballpark Improvements Announced

Oklahoma City RedHawks LogoDodgers LogoPRESS RELEASE – Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC, owner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks, has reached an agreement to sell the franchise. The new ownership group will be a partnership between Mandalay Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Guber and other current principals of Mandalay Baseball Properties, and the Continue reading

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