AutoZone Park Set for 2019 Home Opener with $2 Million in Improvements

PRESS RELEASE – AutoZone Park’s 20th season is underway after nearly $2 million in stadium upgrades, improvements, and renovations ahead of 89 scheduled Memphis Redbirds and Memphis 901 FC games.

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Nationals Unveil New Food Items

Aside from peanuts and Cracker Jacks, fans of the Washington Nationals will be reaching for Korean fried chicken wings and oysters on the half shell at Nationals Park this year.  Read more here and here.  Read about more new food items around the Majors here.

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Mud Hens Introduce New Food Items for 2019

PRESS RELEASE – The off-season taste testing is complete, and the Toledo Mud Hens are introducing a wide array of new food and beverage options for fans at Fifth Third Field. Here are the new menu items fans can enjoy beginning Opening Day on April 4.

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Funko Agrees to 6-Year Ballpark Naming Rights Partnership with AquaSox

PRESS RELEASE – The Everett AquaSox and Funko, Inc. (“Funko”) (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company located in downtown Everett have announced a six-year partnership which includes promotional giveaways, stadium decor and field naming rights. Everett Memorial Stadium will now be called Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium.

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$50.6 Million in Renovations on Tap for Scottsdale Stadium

Shortly after spring training ends, Scottsdale will begin renovations on its ballpark after years of discussion about updating the aging stadium in Old Town.  Scottsdale Stadium is the spring home for the San Francisco Giants.  The first phase of renovations are estimated to cost $50.6 million.  Read more here.

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Worcester Ballpark Construction/Design Team in Place, Properties Being Targeted

The final piece of the construction/design team for Worcester’s (MA) ballpark project is now in place, as the city’s redevelopment authority has awarded the construction manager at risk contract to Gilbane-Hunt, a joint venture.  In a related matter, offers are being made for acquisition of properties in the area of the proposed ballpark site.  Read more here.

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Ranking the 10 Craziest Food Items in MLB

With the start of the 2019 professional baseball season right around the corner, the folks at For the Win have ranked the 10 most-outrageous (and delicious) ballpark foods in Major League Baseball.  Read more and view food photos here.

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