Harris County (TX) Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation area. Read more and watch video here.
Category Archives: Stadium Issues
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.
Dennis Koho, president of the summer collegiate West Coast League, has had a full season to visit all 12 host communities and recently talked about improvements to make the circuit better, including addressing the inequality in the control of facilities and travel. Regarding expansion, Koho said the league is still open to it but is not actively seeking new franchises. Read more here.
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.
With the indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League) now just a memory, the city of Newark and Essex County, both on the hook for more than $2 million in annual debt obligations on Riverfront Stadium until 2029, continue to scramble to find a new tenant. Meanwhile, former Bears owner Doug Spiel says he plans to join three friends in launching a four-team fall league for rookie-level players in Arizona next September. Read more here.