As baseball legend Hank Aaron was honored and the Atlanta Braves’ latest division banner was unveiled, the waving American flag flying over the scoreboard at Turner Field was caught on fire by fireworks bursting in air. Read more and view photo here.
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The Atlanta Braves have selected Kansas City-based Populous, formerly HOK, as the lead architect for the team’s planned new ballpark in Cobb County (GA). Read more here.
When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. Read more here.
The Cobb County (GA) Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve a deal (a memorandum of understanding) to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves that would move the Major League Baseball team out of downtown Atlanta. Under the plan, the new stadium would open in 2017. Read more here.
The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday released renderings of the proposed $672 million Cobb County stadium as well as a projected $400 million mixed-use development that would accompany it. Read more here.
The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that they are planning to build a state-of-the-art ballpark that will open in Cobb County, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in time for the start of the 2017 season. The proposed stadium will be located on the northwest corner of the I-75 and I-285 intersection. Read more and watch announcement here. Visit HomeoftheBraves.com.
How about trying a classic, chocolate chip or peanut butter waffle with a side of hash browns at the ballpark? Well, now you can. Waffle House, one of the most iconic Southern institutions, has opened a concession stand at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Read more here
Voters in Wilmington (NC) soundly rejected a referendum Tuesday authorizing the city to spend $37 million on a new baseball stadium for a relocated Single-A franchise that would have been owned and operated by the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties. According to Mayor Bill Saffo Wednesday morning, baseball “is done.” Read about here.
The City of Wilmington is targeting two possible locations on the Cape Fear River for the proposed new ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League team, including an 8.5-acre site north of PPD’s headquarters and the adjacent 8-acre Sawmill Point Marina tract, which is at the corner of Cowan Street and the Isabel Holmes Bridge. The city has already been in negotiations with developer Chuck Schoninger Continue reading
The Wilmington City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the deal with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to build a new ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise. The future of the project will now hinge on the voters, who will go to the polls in November to approve or reject a proposed 2.5-cent increase in property taxes to pay for the project. Read more here.
A tentative ballpark deal has finally been reached between the City of Wilmington (NC), the Atlanta Braves, and Mandalay Baseball Properties. The agreement is expected to go before the city council next Tuesday. The proposed 2.5-cent property tax increase to pay for the new stadium will go before the voters in November. Read more here.
The Wilmington City Council was hoping to vote next Tuesday on a plan to build a new ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise, but a final deal with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties remains a work in progress. Read more here
Ripken Design is denying reports that it pitched a privately-funded ballpark plan to New Hanover County (NC) that would be $10 million less than the $37 million public-private ballpark project being pursued by the City of Wilmington. Read more here.
The Wilmington (NC) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a $37-million bond referendum on the November ballot to cover the cost of a new stadium for a Single-A Carolina League that would be brought to town by the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties. Read more here.
The Wilmington (NC) City Council has put off signing an agreement with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to build a new ballpark for a relocated Single-A Carolina League club. The council is still scheduled to vote Tuesday on placing a bond referendum on the November ballot for the cost of land and stadium construction not to exceed $37 million. Read more here.
The Wilmington (NC) City Council reportedly plans to meet in closed session Monday with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to discuss a tentative deal for a new $37 million ballpark. If an agreement is finalized, the council could vote Tuesday during a public hearing to place the matter on the November ballot. Read more here.
The Wilmington (NC) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with a bond referendum in November to fund a new $42 million ballpark for an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, despite an invalid petition. Meanwhile, the city and Mandalay Baseball Properties are still negotiating the numbers. The city says $42 million is too much for the new park. Mandalay has offered up Continue reading
The group trying to force a public vote on any taxpayer funding for a new ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise secured the number of petition signatures needed to make it happen — now what? Shelby Sebens from the StarNewsOnline.com attempts to answer a number of fundamental questions about the impact of the successful petition drive. Read more here.
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Read more and view photos here.
Wilmington city fficials have released a map of six potential sites for the proposed new baseball stadium for an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Read more view map here.
The City of Wilmington (NC) gave National Sports Services its marching orders yesterday to produce a feasibility study by mid-June for the community’s proposed new baseball stadium. The firm was hired last week to analyze the costs, economic benefits, and potential locations for the project. Read more here.
Wilmington (NC) City Manager Sterling Cheatham has indicated that Ripken Design has been chosen out of 10 bidders to represent the city “in developing and analyzing all of the aspects that accompany the development of a minor league baseball facility.” The city council is expected to review the proposal next Tuesday. Read more here.
The Wilmington Ballpark Coaltion, a group of local business leaders supporting the proposed new baseball stadium in Wilmington (NC), was introduced to the community on Monday. It was also announced that representatives from Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves will hold a press conference to discuss the project at 10 a.m. this morning on the lawn of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading
The Wilmington (NC) City Council has unanimously approved spending up to $123,500 to study the feasibility of building a new baseball stadium in the Port City for an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
The Wilmington (NC) City Council on Tuesday will consider spending $123,500 over the coming months for a feasibility study, outside legal counsel, a financial adviser, property appraisal and project management in connection with a proposed new ballpark for a Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The city is also looking at possible locations for the project.
PRESS RELEASE – Over the years, the Lynchburg Baseball Corp. (LBC) has from time to time received indications of interest pertaining to the acquisition of the Hillcats franchise. Consistently, the LBC’s response to any interested party has required a commitment to maintain professional baseball at Lynchburg City Stadium. Continue reading
The Wilmington (NC) City Council has unanimously approved a plan to begin formal negotiations with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to bring the Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats (Carolina League) to the Port City. Not everyone is happy, including Darrell Handelsman, owner of the summer collegiate Wilmington Sharks (Coastal Plain League), who argued that if the Braves come Continue reading
The mayor of Wilmington (NC) announced today that the city council will decide next week whether to begin negotiations with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership to build a new minor league baseball stadium. Read more here.
Developer Chuck Schoninger has unveiled plans for a new baseball stadium, which would serve as a key attraction for a riverfront development that includes a hotel, restaurants, and marina. The city is currently talking with Schoninger about financing options for the ballpark project. The Atlanta Braves have apparently expressed interest in locating an affiliate in the Port City. Read more here.
Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox recently visted with officials in Wilmington (NC) to discuss the return of pro ball to the Port City. The city council is scheduled to discuss Cox’s visit and a potential new ballpark at a workshop scheduled for Dec. 16. Wilmington is the current home for the successful summer collegiate Wilmington Sharks (Coastal Plain League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will sport throwback uniforms tonight to honor the Negro Leagues as part of MLB’s Civil Rights Game weekend series at Turner Field. The Braves will wear the old uniforms from the Atlanta Black Crackers, while the Phillies will wear the old uniforms for the Philadelphia Stars. For Sunday’s showcase event, the teams will play in jerseys from 1974, when Hank Aaron hit his Continue reading
Not unike the national brand-building by MLB’s Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs on cable television stations TBS and WGN, respectively, the indy pro American Association’s Winnipeg (MB) Goldeyes are going national (in Canada). Starting tonight, 19 Goldeyes’ home games will be broadcast live across the Great White North on Shaw TV and Shaw Direct during the 2011 season. Continue reading
Homophobic statements, a sexual simulation with a bat (in front of little girls), a “Kids don’t belong at an f’n ballpark” comment, and a threat of bodily harm from Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is absolutely unacceptable, particularly when paying fans are the target of the onslaught. A two week suspension? This is a business, and fans are our bread and butter. Making memories (not Continue reading
Ballpark Reviews visited Champion Stadium (Lake Buena Vista, FL), the spring training home for the Atlanta Braves. Read review and view photos here.
Delta Air Lines and the Atlanta Braves have partnered to open the Delta SkyMiles Medallion Lot at Turner Field, making over 500 convenient parking spaces available on game days to SkyMiles elite frequent fliers. Read more here.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has generously given back to the college that gave him his baseball start. At a ceremony on Monday, Hudson donated $200,000 to the Chattahoochee Valley Community College baseball program. It was the largest donation ever received by a baseball program in the 22-member Alabama Community College Conference. The money will be used for facility upgrades. Read more here.