Construction has begun at the site of the future baseball stadium in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), but it’s still in the beginning stages and hasn’t quite taken the familiar diamond shape of a baseball field yet. On Tuesday, Yates Construction updated the city council on where the project stands at this juncture. Read more here.
Biloxi Ballpark Rendering, Dale Partners Architects
The Triple-A Buffalo Bisons (International League) made a “major announcement” Friday that a big section of 3,700 seats are going to be replaced at Coca-Cola Field, but that was just a prelude to the major improvements coming to the 27-year-old stadium, which may result in a reduction in seating capacity. Read more here.
KSTP sat down with Tom Whaley, executive vice president of the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association), to talk about the move to the new Lowertown ballpark and the final games at Midway Stadium on Aug. 26-28. Read more and watch news report here. View latest photos of the new ballpark here.
Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard has ruled that the City of North Augusta (SC) can move forward with its plans for a $144 million riverfront development that includes a new baseball stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League) Read more here.
Steve Mortensen, an executive general adjuster for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, provides an inside look at the process for rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), after a raging fire damaged a large portion of the facility just three months before opening day. Read more and view photos here.
The partners seeking to build a baseball stadium complex in Celebrate Virginia South for the relocating Single-A Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League) sent a letter to Fredericksburg officials this morning, making additional offers in an effort to find a way to address $18 million in costs that were unanticipated. Read more here.