Category Archives: Design & Construction

Blowfish Break Ground on Lexington County Ballpark

Lexington County Blowfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The next chapter of baseball in Lexington County is here as representatives from the Blowfish, Lexington County Council and Lexington Recreation & Aging Commission broke ground today on the new collegiate baseball stadium at “Wildcat Hollow.” Continue reading

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Still Tussling Over Miami Ballpark Construction Costs

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins are still submitting to the county their expenses for building the baseball team’s home in Little Havana – after three full seasons in the stadium.  Read more here.

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North Augusta Seeks General Contractor for New Ballpark

Augusta Green Jackets LogoThe City of North Augusta (SC) and its construction manager are looking for a general contractor to build the new ballpark for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League).  The city is inviting professional firms to submit proposals until Oct. 20.  Read more here.  View RFQ here.

Augusta GreenJackets Project Jackson

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Blowfish Ballpark Groundbreaking Today, Team Updates Logo

Lexington County Blowfish LogoThe official groundbreaking for the new ballpark in Lexington County (SC) for the summer collegiate Columbia (now “Lexington County”) Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 12pm at 474 Ballpark Road in Lexington.  The ballpark’s 2015 opening day is scheduled for May 27.  Read more here.

Lexington County Blowfish Ballpark 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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Name the Team Contest Announced for Columbia Franchise

Minor League Baseball LogoJason Freier, chairman and chief executive officer of Hardball Capital, announced the launch of a “Name Our Team” contest for the proposed team — possibly the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) — coming to the developing new ballpark in Columbia (SC).  Fans will be able to suggest branding ideas via www.columbiaproball.com, Facebook and Twitter.  View press release here.

Columbia Professional Baseball

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Study: Savannah Should Build New Stadium

Sand Gnats LogoA consulting firm is recommending the City of Savannah (GA) move forward with the construction of an estimated $35 million multi-use stadium at the Savannah River Landing site east of downtown for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League).  Now, it is up to the Savannah City Council to decide whether to take the $55,000 study’s advice.  Read more hereView study here.

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