Category Archives: Amenities & Features

Elon Musk Talking Underground Transportation to Dodger Stadium

Elon Musk‘s company, The Boring Company, is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium.  Read more here.  View car design and map here.

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Erie Awarded $12M State Grant for UPMC Park Renovations

Four years of frustration, bargaining and hope ended with a positive outcome for Erie (PA) and the SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) this week when Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of a state grant of $12 million for renovations at UPMC Park.  Read more and watch video here.

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Ranking All 30 MLB Ballparks by Building Only

Tim Newcomb of Popular Mechanics has ranked all 30 Major League Baseball Parks in a recent post, “based solely on the buildings.”  We don’t think there will be much for big surprises here, at least at the top, for most ballpark tourists, but it’s worth a quick read.  Read more here.

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Clear Sailing for Fly Balls in Proposed New Rays Ballpark

The roof at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Ybor City is about the same height at its peak — 230 feet, give or take — as at Tropicana Field, but the similarities end there.  Read more here.

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Yard Goats to Open ‘Links at the Yard’

The Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) have announced they will host a four-day golf event at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, called “Links at the Yard,” from September 27-30.  Read more here.  Get details here.

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Texas Live! Opens Thursday Night, ‘Going to the Show’ Statue Unveiled

A major development between the Texas Rangers’ ballpark and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington opens Thursday night.  It’s called Texas Live!, a new 200,000-square-foot sports-themed restaurant and entertainment complex.  It’s adjacent to developing Globe Life Field, the new home for the Rangers set to open in 2020.  Read more and watch news report here.  Joining Texas Live! and Globe Life Field is the new “Going to the Show” statue.  Read more and view photos here.

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SRP Park Named 2018 ‘Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksSRP Park in North Augusta (SC), the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League), is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2018 Ballpark of the Year.  Read press release here.  Read full ballpark review here.  Mock compares the new 2018 parks here for USA Today Sports Weekly.

An actual, real award, unlike the other guys!

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