Las Vegas Ballpark Construction Update – PHOTOS!

Construction on the new ballpark in Summerlin (NV) for the soon-to-be-renamed Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) is progressing nicely.  Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com has posted six construction photos on his Facebook page.  Click on graphic or link below to view photos:

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SunTrust Park Brings Positive Fiscal Impact

A study commissioned by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has determined that SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, and The Battery Atlanta are driving an average, total, net fiscal impact of approximately $18.9 million annually for Cobb County.  Read more here.

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Billie Jean King Joins Dodgers Ownership Group, Team Hosts Great Live Party Today

Billie Jean King has gone back to her roots in becoming part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group.  The tennis great first became enamored with the team when it arrived from Brooklyn in 1958.  Read more here.  In other Dodgers news, the La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers festival Saturday will celebrate the contribution of Latino players and fans to baseball through live music, giveaways and family friendly activities.  Read more here.

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Forbes Looks at Most Unique MLB Ballpark Foods

As baseball’s postseason nears, here’s a look at some of the best and most interesting offerings you’ll find at the stadiums of potentially playoff-bound clubs.  Read more here.

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New Jacksonville State Baseball Stadium Nears Completion

The new Jacksonville State University ballpark is nearly finished after construction began in the spring of 2017.  The facility, known as Rudy Abbott Field at Jim Case Stadium, will serve as the home of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks baseball team.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium to be Demolished

In less than two years, Madison’s (AL) new baseball stadium will be finished.  Meanwhile, Huntsville’s old ballpark Joe Davis Stadium has been vacant for years.  City administrator John Hamilton says the place is likely going to be torn down, it’s just a question of when.  Read more here.

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Monster Trucks and Bullriders Coming to OKC Dodgers Ballpark

Monster trucks and bullriders are taking over Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, the Dodgers will haul in mounds of dirt, leveling the pitcher’s mound. The stadium’s playing surface will be replaced for the first time since the ballpark opened in 1998, allowing a rare opportunity to host such an event.  Read more  here.

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