Category Archives: Amenities & Features

Going Cashless at Polar Park

A store with snacks, drinks, and souvenirs at Polar Park in Worcester (MA) will enable customers to shop without scanning or stopping to check out, according to Standard Cognition co-founder and COO Michael Suswal.  Read more here.

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Mariners Announce Ballpark Improvements

On Thursday the Seattle Mariners unveiled $29.8 million in capital improvements to their 20-year-old ballpark — now known as T-Mobile Park.  Read more here.

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A Polar Park Discussion with Ballpark Designer Janet Marie Smith

Ballpark designer Janet Marie Smith loves the scale of minor league stadiums.  It means she can focus on every last detail.  With Worcester’s new Polar Park at the drawing board, Smith and the Pawtucket/Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) team are imagining how they can infuse Worcester flare into each corner of the venue.  Read more here.

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Rangers New Ballpark 72% Complete, Latest Renderings Released

The Texas Rangers have released a huge gallery of renderings of the new Globe Life Field, which is 72% complete and slated to open in spring 2020.  Read more and watch video hereView renderings gallery here.

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Ballpark Pool a Big Hit in Vegas

It could be a scene at any number of pool parties across Southern Nevada, but this one has a key difference: It’s taking place amid a minor league baseball game at the new Las Vegas Ballpark.  Read more and view photos here.

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Wichita City Council Adds Ballpark Village to Master Plan

A plan for the future of Wichita’s Delano neighborhood now includes a master plan for a Ballpark Village that will surround the city’s new baseball stadium for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.  View 8/13 final agenda packet here (scroll to page 46).

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Upgrades Underway at Holman Stadium at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex

A renovation of Holman Stadium is currently underway at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach (FL).  New seating, a higher outfield fence, rebranding of the scoreboard and a new location for the bullpen behind the left field fence are all part of MLB’s $10 million project, which also includes updating the complex’s motel rooms and building an indoor training facility.  Read more and view photos here.

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