First Look at Green Bay’s New Ballpark

In a little over a week, $14-million Capital Credit Union Park in the Village of Ashwaubenon (WI) will open its gates for the community. It will be the home of re-branded Green Bay Booyah (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) and Green Bay Voyageurs (USL League Two) soccer team.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Black Bears Talk About 2019 Season, Double Stuffed Dave to Retire

The West Virginia Black Bears hosted media to show off what’s new at the ballpark. Improvements include a new batters eye that allows better tracking of the ball from the batter’s perspective, along with sad news from their famous pepperoni roll, Double Stuffed Dave.  Read more and watch news reports here and here.

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Construction of Bahamas Ballpark to be Completed by November

Construction of the new $22-million, 5,000 to 8,000-capacity national baseball stadium in the Bahamas is well underway and is expected to be completed by November 2019.  The facility was expected to be completed two years ago, but a transfer of government power from the Progressive Liberal Party to the Free National Movement caused delay.  Read more and view construction photo here.

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Ballpark Beam Signing in Kannapolis

Putting graffiti on public property is usually frowned upon by public officials. This week, though, Kannapolis invited the public to leave its mark on the new Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV) being built downtown.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Land Deal Reached in Montreal

Stephen Bronfman-owned Claridge Investments and real estate development firm Devimco have reached an agreement to develop a plot of land for sale known as the Peel Basin, where a group committed to bringing Major League Baseball back to Montreal (QC) would like to build a new stadium.  Read more here and here

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High-Tech MLB Concessions

As MLB concessions gets more technologically advanced, Chicago-based Levy — a leading stadium concession provider — uses its analytical arm, E15, to help drive decisions about stadium concessions.  Read more here.

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Inaugural Rougarou Will Scramble to Complete Ballpark Improvements

The Baton Rouge Rougarou (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League) will take to the home diamond at Pete Goldsby Field for the first time on May 31, but the team will have less than 10 days to begin and complete improvements that will include 200 new seats, netting system, sound system, and kid zone.  Read more and watch news report here.

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