With Opening Day of the 2018 season just one month away, fans entering Dick Howser Stadium this year will be greeted by one of the largest video boards in college baseball. Construction on the board is scheduled to be completed by the end of January. Read more here.
The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday easily passed legislation for a new Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium, sending the bill to the House, where it has a more uncertain future. Read more here.
Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county’s mayor both want removed. Read more here.
The development agreement for Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) is not yet complete, but it’s in the works to likely be completed within a few weeks, according to City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski. Read more here.
According to one columnist, there is no visible merit to building a minor league baseball stadium downtown San Antonio. Not in a fast-growing city with major league aspirations. Not in the name of economic development. Read more here.
The owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) hope for a “long-term solution” to the issues that have put them at odds with the City of Aberdeen (MD) in recent months, including responsibility for managing events outside the baseball season and the proposed sale of the team’s home, Ripken Stadium. Read more here.
Back in early October at his state-of-the-team news conference, Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail hinted that “investments in the ballpark and in the fan experience” are soon on the horizon for the oldest venue in the National League East, Citizens Bank Park. Read more here.