Category Archives: Amenities & Features

Parking for New Wichita Stadium

Plans for the area around Wichita’s (KS) new baseball stadium for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) call for a large parking garage and additional surface parking. The parking garage would also double as a transit center.  Read more here

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit Touring MLB Ballparks

The Washington Nationals this week became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. The “Apollo at the Park” program is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon.  Read more here.

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SLO Blues Seek Renovation of Stadium

Stakeholders, including the San Luis Obispo Blues (Summer Collegiate, California Collegiate League) are pitching an $8 million-to-$10 million, privately-funded renovation of Sinsheimer Stadium in San Luis Obispo (CA).  Read more here.

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Black Bears Talk About 2019 Season, Double Stuffed Dave to Retire

The West Virginia Black Bears hosted media to show off what’s new at the ballpark. Improvements include a new batters eye that allows better tracking of the ball from the batter’s perspective, along with sad news from their famous pepperoni roll, Double Stuffed Dave.  Read more and watch news reports here and here.

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Inaugural Rougarou Will Scramble to Complete Ballpark Improvements

The Baton Rouge Rougarou (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League) will take to the home diamond at Pete Goldsby Field for the first time on May 31, but the team will have less than 10 days to begin and complete improvements that will include 200 new seats, netting system, sound system, and kid zone.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Atlantic League Tests Electronic Strike Zone

Perhaps lost in the shuffle of viral videos and managerial milestones was the historic, in-game test of the “Trackman strike zone” at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) on Thursday morning/afternoon.  It was a day mainly marked by confusion; umpires were told to call “their” strike zone, but players, coaches and even some of the umpires themselves seemed to be confused about this.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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Polar Park Capacity Details Revealed

Since the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) announced the team would be moving to Worcester (MA), fans in New England’s second-largest city have known a stadium is coming their way for the 2021 season, expected to have 10,000 seats.  But, there will only be 7,200 to 7,500 traditional seats in Polar Park.  The rest of the space, to allow for 10,000 fans, will be in gathering places.  Read more here.

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