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Greasing the Wheels for Rays Ballpark Talks

Tampa Bay Rays LogoWhile nothing has changed in the long-running stalemate between the Tampa Bay Rays and the city of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan plans to ask the commission Wednesday to designate the Tampa Sports Authority to lead discussions with the Rays about a new stadium — if the Rays get permission to look at sites outside Pinellas County.  Read more here.

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Site Selected for New Ballpark for NC Dinos

Korea Baseball OrganizationThe southeastern city of Changwon (South Korea) on Thursday announced the site for the new baseball park to be built for the Korea Baseball Organization’s NC Dinos, ending a months-long dispute over the stadium’s location.  Read more hereRead background story here.

NC Dinos

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New Pokes Ballpark Design Concept Should Be Completed Soon

Oklahoma State Alternative LogoWhile the fund-raising process continues, the design concept of a new $35 million to $40 million baseball facility for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys should completed within the next month.  The likely best-case scenario is that the new ballpark would be completed in time for the 2017 season.  Read more here.

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Columbia Authorizes Borrowing for New Ballpark

Sand Gnats LogoIn a four to one vote, the Columbia City Council approved a new ordinance allowing the city to issue Special Obligation Bonds to raise no more than $35 million to pay for the construction of the proposed multi-use baseball stadium and facilities, equipment and improvements at the Bull Street development.  Read more here and here.

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Sounds to Host Virtual Tour of New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will host a virtual video tour and informational meeting about the minor-league baseball team’s new ballpark on July 8.  Read more here.

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Hartford Issues RFP for Downtown North Development

New Britain Rock Cats LogoDespite voices of opposition, Hartford (CT) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for re-developing the Downtown North area of the city, which is slated to include a new baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Responses are due by August 1.  Read more hereView RFP hereLearn more about the Downtown North development here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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New Green Bay Ballpark Back on the Table

Green Bay Bullfrogs Logo 2In an effort to block Walmart’s proposed store in the city’s downtown, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt reportedly is pitching the idea of instead using the site for a new baseball stadium.  Read more here.

Rendering of new waterfront ballpark proposed by original owners of the Green Bay Bullfrogs

Rendering of new waterfront ballpark proposed by original owner of the summer collegiate Green Bay Bullfrogs (Northoods League)

 

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