We would like to wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. – Ballpark Business

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Making Room for High Point Ballpark, Building Demo to Begin Dec. 1

In less than two weeks, a big undertaking begins in North Carolina’s furniture capital.  The demolition of old buildings will begin December 1st, the first of many steps to make room for a downtown baseball stadium to house a franchise from the Atlantic League (Independent Professional).  Read more here.

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Renderings Released of Proposed Madison Ballpark

What might a minor league stadium in Madison (AL) look like?  Renderings, done by Populous, have been released of a potential 7,200-seat, $40 million ballpark at Town Madison, the under-construction development on I-565 about 10 miles from downtown Huntsville.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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Baseball Returns to Watertown, Ballpark Getting Upgrades

Beginning in June of 2018, S&V Baseball Management will bring baseball back to Watertown (NY), with the new Watertown Rapids (Summer Collegiate, Perfect Game League) playing home games at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds stadium.  Read more here.  In related news, the ballpark is on deck for $125,000 in improvements, thanks to a state grant.  Read more here.

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Boise State Picks Location for Ballpark

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.

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Chiefs Sold to Mets, 400 to Collect from Stock Deemed Abandoned

Nearly 400 people whose Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) stock was deemed abandoned two years ago will get it back in time to collect nearly $1.1 million from the $18-million sale of the franchise to the New York Mets.  Read more here.  Read about the approved sale here.

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Yale Architecture Students Present PawSox Ballpark Designs

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.

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