Category Archives: Stadium Issues

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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Palm Beach County Approves Spring-Training Deal, But Site Still Needed

Washington Nationals W Houston Astros New LogoPalm Beach County (FL) Commissioners voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals proposal for a $135 million training facility, if the teams can find a site in the next 90 days and close on the site 90 days thereafter.  Local hotel tax revenue would be used to help pay for the new complex.  Read more here.

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New Lead Investor on Deck for Oakland’s Coliseum City

Oakland A's LogoA new unidentified investor has agreed to take the lead on Oakland’s Coliseum City project.  Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff has expressed doubts about Coliseum City and said that if his team is to consider building a new ballpark at the Coliseum site it would want to control the development project.  Wolff said he has not been informed about the new investor.  Read more here.

Oakland Coliseum City Rendering

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Palm Beach County to Consider Latest Stadium Plan

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe Palm Beach County (FL) Commission on Tuesday will consider the latest proposal to build a new spring-training facility for the Houston Astros and Washington National.  The plan trims construction costs but dips deeper into local tourism taxes could help pay for it.  Read more here.

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Money-Saving, Cut-From-the-Bluprints Seating May Have to be Restored

Biloxi Baseball Double BAs construction has progressed on the new ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), developers and owners have discovered what could be a mistake in the plans for the $36 million stadium.  Four seating bays that were originally cut from the blueprints to save money may have to be there because of minor league seating requirements.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Actress Asks Richmond Mayor to Withdraw Support for Shockoe Bottom Ballpark Plan

Richmond Flying SquirrelsActress Lupita Nyong’o has joined those urging Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones to reconsider building a new stadium in Shockoe Bottom for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League).  Nyong’o, who won an Academy Award for her role in the movie 12 Years a Slave, released a letter Sunday asking the mayor to instead preserve the site’s slave history.  Read more here.

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New Lease for New Owners of Bend Elks

Bend Elks LogoLong-time owner Jim Richards recently sold the successful summer collegiate Bend Elks (West Coast League) to a group called Let’s Play Ball LLC, out of Portland.  Last week, the Bend Parks and Recreation Board approved a new five-year, $1 per year lease with the new ownership to use Vince Genna StadiumRead more and watch news report here.  We’re not sure if the sale or lease agreements include the operation or use of the Bend Fieldhouse or not.

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