New Food Items in the Cactus League

If you are planning to experience spring training in Arizona and love tasting new food items, azcentral.com has provided their foodie guide for the 2018 season, so you know what’s new and delicious at all 10 Cactus League stadiums.  Read more and view photos here.

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Marlins Park Legal Drama Begins Today

A Thursday morning hearing will serve as the opening act of a legal drama between Jeffrey Loria, former owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter, a current owner, and Miami-Dade County, longtime owner of the team’s ballpark.  Read more here.   Meanwhile, the drama over the home-run sculpture continues.  Read more here.

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Brewers Announce Spring Training Facility Overhaul

The Milwaukee Brewers will contribute $56-$60 million to an overhaul of the Maryvale Baseball Park complex in time for 2019 Spring Training.  A doubling of clubhouse space, new workout amenities including a massive weight room and a practice field that mimics the dimensions of Miller Park, and significant improvements to the main stadium concourse are planned.  Read more and watch video here.  View more renderings here.

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Live Like Baseball’s Iron Man

Are you a baseball fan with deep pockets?  If so, you have an opportunity to snatch up the home of Major League Baseball’s all-time record holder for most consecutive games played.  Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.’s palatial 24-acre estate in Reisterstown (MD) is going on the auction block on May 12th.  The property, which includes a baseball field, was originally priced at $12.5 million.  View details here.

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Chattanooga Development, Ballpark Study Released

A new plan suggests the 400 acres south of Interstate 24 along and around Broad Street could join in Chattanooga’s (TN) central city renaissance with the addition of new sports facilities, parks and zoning rules to allow new types of urban housing and retail development.  Read more and view rendering here.  View study here.

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UVA Opens Newly Renovated Ballpark

The University of Virginia Cavaliers unveiled a $18.6 million renovation of its baseball stadium on Tuesday when it hosted VMI in its home opener.  The ballpark also got a new name — Davenport Field at Disharoon Park.  Read more and view photo here.

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Work to Begin Next Week on Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

The final land purchase for Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development has occurred, with site preparation work to begin next week.  Read more here.

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