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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Manfred to Montreal: No New Ballpark, No Expansion Team

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists the league will not expand until the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics have new stadiums.  And, of course, Montreal needs a new ballpark before MLB will consider a return to the city.  Read more here.

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A’s Choose Ballpark Design Team

They don’t yet own the land, but the Oakland A’s now have their design lineup to start the planning efforts on how to fit a ballpark between Lake Merritt and an elevated freeway.  Read more here.

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ABL Looking to Expand to New Zealand, Possible New Ballpark on Deck

Baseball New Zealand is searching for a venue in Auckland where a stadium can be built to house a professional team. The sport is set to take a significant step forward in this country, with Baseball Australia inviting their colleagues on this side of the Tasman to apply to be one of the two expansion teams in their league next season.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Renovations Coming to LumberKings’ Ballpark

Ashford University Field will be getting a face lift for the 2018 season as the Clinton LumberKings have teamed up with the Clinton County Development Association, the City of Clinton (IA), and the Friends of Riverview Stadium to make changes to the 81 year old ballpark.  Read more here.

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