Eminent Domain Option Authorized to Acquire Land for Boise State Ballpark

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved Boise State University’s request to continue its attempt to acquire property for its new baseball stadium — even if it means using eminent domain to do so.  Read more here.

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Elon Musk Talking Underground Transportation to Dodger Stadium

Elon Musk‘s company, The Boring Company, is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium.  Read more here.  View car design and map here.

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Marshall U. Seeking Ballpark Designer

Marshall University in Huntington (WV) is seeking “expressions of interest” from architectural firms to provide full service design for a new baseball facility and renovating a portion of Gullickson Hall.  Read more here.

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Erie Awarded $12M State Grant for UPMC Park Renovations

Four years of frustration, bargaining and hope ended with a positive outcome for Erie (PA) and the SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) this week when Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of a state grant of $12 million for renovations at UPMC Park.  Read more and watch video here.

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Eastern League Unveils New Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs has announced the creation of a new logo for the 12-team Double-A league. The new logo, which was created by Brandiose, is the first design change for the Eastern League logo since the 1998 season.


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Ranking All 30 MLB Ballparks by Building Only

Tim Newcomb of Popular Mechanics has ranked all 30 Major League Baseball Parks in a recent post, “based solely on the buildings.”  We don’t think there will be much for big surprises here, at least at the top, for most ballpark tourists, but it’s worth a quick read.  Read more here.

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Clear Sailing for Fly Balls in Proposed New Rays Ballpark

The roof at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Ybor City is about the same height at its peak — 230 feet, give or take — as at Tropicana Field, but the similarities end there.  Read more here.

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