Tucked away behind a row of old buildings on West Street, an unassuming parking lot leaves barely a trace of its glory days as Raleigh’s minor league baseball stadium — Devereaux Meadow. Read more and view photos here.
The home of the Joliet Slammers (Independent Professional, Frontier League) in Joliet (IL) is reportedly getting a new name. According to a source, the ballpark will be known as DuPage Medical Group Field at Route 66 Stadium. An official announcement is expected soon. Read more here.
Since the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) announced the team would be moving to Worcester (MA), fans in New England’s second-largest city have known a stadium is coming their way for the 2021 season, expected to have 10,000 seats. But, there will only be 7,200 to 7,500 traditional seats in Polar Park. The rest of the space, to allow for 10,000 fans, will be in gathering places. Read more here.
If you like some food with your baseball, Town Madison (AL) has unveiled an appetizing plan that blends the best of both worlds. A giant food hall – featuring 18 kitchens as well as breweries and food trucks – will be the primary connection between the Town Madison retail/restaurant district and the development-anchoring baseball stadium that’s home to the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A, Southern League). Read more here. In other Panda news, the team has named Josh Caray, grandson of baseball legend Harry Caray, to be the voice of the team. Read more and watch news report here.
Rocket City Trash Pandas Name Josh Caray, Grandson of Baseball Legend Harry Caray and Son of Braves Hall of Famer Skip Caray, Play-by-Play Announcer!
Welcome to the Trash Pandas @seawolvesvoice ! pic.twitter.com/eaZHxI6nXs
— Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) May 14, 2019
Ice cream lovers in need of an alcohol fix now have another option in metro Detroit (MI). Baseball fans heading to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) can now get their hands on Arctic Buzz’s boozy ice cream, which blends ice cream and vodka. Read more here.
It is no secret the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new place to play, but renderings of a possible stadium have apparently been mistakenly made public on the Internet. Read more here.
Joplin’s (MO) debt for the 2015 rebuild of Joe Becker Stadium will be paid off later this year. The City Council has agreed to a proposal by the finance director to use money in the general fund’s unrestricted fund balance to pay off the remaining debt. The city owes $1.62 million of the $2 million it financed in an effort to enlarge the stadium for use by a professional baseball team. Read more here.