Category Archives: Design & Construction

Competing Suitor for Land Could Throw Wrench into Nationals/Astros Spring-Training Plan

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe city of West Palm Beach (FL) has received a $14-million offer from an undisclosed developer to purchase the 160-acre site that has been sought by Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros for a new spring-training facility.  Read more here.

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Brewers Exploring Spring Training Options

Milwaukee Brewers LogoThe Milwaukee Brewers currently train in Phoenix at the Maryvale Baseball Park, but the team is reportedly exploring options for new digs, including the Vistancia development in Peoria, or possibly working with the Gila River Indian Community and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation on a ballpark deal.  Read more here.

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Bakersfield Blaze Eye Relocation to Salinas

Bakersfield Blaze LogoIf about $25 million from private investment materializes, D.G. Elmore could be moving his Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to a new ballpark in Salinas (CA) in time for the 2016 season.  On Sept. 23, developer Sean Cooley, who’s behind the proposed 56-acre Alisal Marketplace project, will ask City Council to extend existing 10-year tax credits for 20 years to help support the adjacent stadium plan.  Read more here.

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Devloper Pitches Hartford Ballpark Plan During Public Meeting

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe developers hoping to build a baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) as part of a $350 million vision for the area just north of Hartford’s downtown pitched their plan to city council members before an overflow crowd Wednesday night.  Read more and watch news report here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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Councilman Throws Eggs at Mayor Over Baseball Stadium Location

Korea Baseball OrganizationNC DinosChangwon City Councilman Kim Sung-il threw two eggs at Mayor Ahn Sang-soo over Ahn’s decision to relocate the construction site for the NC Dinos’ baseball stadium from its originally planned location in Kim’s Jinhae District to another area.  Read more and see photo hereWatch video here.

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Spring Training Facility Vote Set for Sept. 23

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe Palm Beach County (FL) Commission will vote Sept. 23 on whether to provide $90 million in hotel taxes for a spring training ballpark for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.  Read more here.

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Hartford’s Latest Ballpark Revenue Projections

New Britain Rock Cats LogoNew Hartford (CT) projections of expenses and revenues for the proposed minor league ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), including money raised through property taxes, parking income and a tax on tickets, show that taxpayers would gain $22.8 million over 30 years.  Read more here.

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