Rangers Unveil New Ballpark Renderings

The Texas Rangers say they’re finally ready to break ground on their new $1.1 billion retractable roof ballpark.  Thursday, the architects working on the project unveiled brand new artist renderings, giving fans their most complete look at Globe Life Field to date.  Watch news report here.  Read more and view rendering gallery here.

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Vote Delayed on High Point Ballpark Project

Guilford County (NC) commissioners put off for 60 to 90 days a decision about helping High Point pay for a $30 million baseball stadium. Commissioners said Thursday that they will use the time to form a “working group” with High Point leaders to determine whether to go along with the project.  Read more here.

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Madison (AL) Paving the Way for New Southern League Ballpark?

There may be movement on the prospect of Madison (AL) near Huntsville becoming the home of a minor league baseball team.  It looks like the city is making way for a multi-use stadium.  Read more here.

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Public Hearing Tonight for High Point Ballpark Proposal

Guilford County (NC) residents will get another chance tonight to voice their questions and concerns about the plan for a baseball stadium in downtown High Point.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Announces Casper Franchise

The start-up Expedition League announced the arrival of its Casper (WY) franchise. The team, owned by Chuck and Mayra Heeman, will play at Mike Lansing Field. The ballpark is the former home of the Casper Ghosts (Rookie, Pioneer League), which departed for Grand Junction (CO) after the 2011 season.  Read press release here.

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Commissioned Montreal Baseball Stadium Designs Revealed

Montreal baseball fans are getting excited after hearing architecture firm Provencher Roy has created a series of designs for a potential stadium downtown.  Read more and view designs here.

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Sod Goes Down at New Rosemont Ballpark

Roger Bossard, the head Chicago White Sox groundskeeper who’s become known as “The Sodfather,” helped lay down the first pieces of sod Tuesday at the new Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association) stadium under construction in Rosemont (IL).  Read more and watch video here.

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