Wayne State Opens New Ballpark, Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne State opened its brand new Harwell Field baseball stadium in homage of the great broadcaster.  The stadium doubles as a historical museum to Harwell’s role in baseball and the Detroit Tigers.  Read more and see photos here.

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Nueces County Ballpark Regains Footing Beyond Baseball

Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX), the former home of the Coastal Bend Aviators (Independent Professional, Central Baseball League/American Association), has struggled for viability.  Looking beyond baseball, Nueces County has found some new uses for the field by renting it out to more than 40 different organizations and businesses.  Read more here.

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Spirit Communications Park Scores First Surrounding Development Win

Scott Hall, who runs Scott Hall Catering and the Bone-In Artisan Barbecue truck, will open a 3,600-square-foot, brick-and-mortar location of his much-loved smoked meat truck next to Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Slomovitz Names New Executive Chef at GABP

The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have named Manny Slomovitz as the new executive chef for Great American Ball Park.  Read more here.

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Will New ‘Rally Lights’ Trend Bring MLB Scrutiny?

While the San Francisco Giants are off to a rough start this season, fans at AT&T Park are starting a new trend there: rally lights.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: SunTrust Park (Cobb County, GA)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County (GA).  For those who have not yet visited the state-of-the-art facility, Mock takes you there with over 9,000 words and 60 photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read more and view photos here.

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Mississippi State Approves $30 Million in Funding for Ballpark Renovations

Trustees have approved plans for Mississippi State University to borrow up to $30 million to expand and overhaul its baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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