Boise State plans to build a ballpark for its added baseball program north of the intersection of Beacon Street and Grant Avenue. The university announced late last month it was withdrawing from the effort to build a Downtown Boise baseball stadium that would house the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League). That effort continues without the Broncos. Read more and view location here.
Yale University students who are in their third year studying for master’s degrees in architecture presented conceptual ideas of how a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) might fit in the city at the Apex department store site. Read more view designs here.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists the league will not expand until the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics have new stadiums. And, of course, Montreal needs a new ballpark before MLB will consider a return to the city. Read more here.
They don’t yet own the land, but the Oakland A’s now have their design lineup to start the planning efforts on how to fit a ballpark between Lake Merritt and an elevated freeway. Read more here.
Baseball New Zealand is searching for a venue in Auckland where a stadium can be built to house a professional team. The sport is set to take a significant step forward in this country, with Baseball Australia inviting their colleagues on this side of the Tasman to apply to be one of the two expansion teams in their league next season. Read more here. Read press release here.
Ashford University Field will be getting a face lift for the 2018 season as the Clinton LumberKings have teamed up with the Clinton County Development Association, the City of Clinton (IA), and the Friends of Riverview Stadium to make changes to the 81 year old ballpark. Read more here.