Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Savannah Balks at New Stadium Site

Sand Gnats LogoThe Savannah (GA) City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to reject building a new baseball stadium at Savannah River Landing for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League).  The council will consider the Canal District for a future building site.  The mayor expressed interest in renovating Grayson Stadium instead.  One aldermen thinks the city should explore bringing in Continue reading

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Inaugural Home Opener Set for Saints New Ballpark

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – Same quirky team. Brand new address. And now the St. Paul Saints know exactly when they will play their first game at CHS Field in 2015. The crazy between inning promotions, the unique theme nights, Karaoke With A Real Japanese Guy and all the family entertainment will head to the corner of 5th and Broadway on Thursday, May 21 as the Saints kick off their Continue reading

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Update: Hillsboro Ballpark Financials

Hillsborough Hops LogoRon Tonkin Field, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League), made more money for the city in 2014 than it did last year, but Hillsboro still has a long way to go if it wants to break even on the debt service it pays for the $15.5 million stadium.  Read more and view interactive chart here.

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Forget the Ballpark Study, Savannah City Staff Have a Different Site in Mind

Sand Gnats LogoCity of Savannah (GA) staff members are recommending that the proposed new stadium for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) be considered as a part of the planned Canal District.  The recommendation rejects the Savannah River Landing site picked in a recent $55,000 ballpark study.  The city council will address the issue on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Lugnuts Ballpark Upgrades Over Budget

Lansing Lugnuts LogoRenovations to Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League), will cost up to $3 million more than budgeted.  According to the Lansing (MI) mayor’s office, new locker rooms, scoreboards, concessions areas and other upgrades will have to rely on more private funding and more bonding dollars.  Read more here.

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Hohokam Stadium Almost Ready for A’s Spring Training

Oakland A's LogoMesa (AZ) and the Oakland Athletics are finishing up a $26.9 million renovation of Hohokam Stadium, the team’s new spring-training home.  Read more hereRead press release hereView 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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