Category Archives: Amenities & Features

SeaWolves Seeking Ballpark Improvements

The Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) and Erie Events, which manages the downtown stadium, are splitting the $10,000 cost of concept design work related to a local effort to secure a $12 million state grant for various improvements.  Read more here.

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Could Marlins’ Home Run Sculpture be Removed Under New Ownership?

Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to a group fronted by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.  With the smoke clearing, more information about the new group and its plans are surfacing, including the possibility that the mechanical home run sculpture in left-center field could be removed.  Read more here.

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New Macon Team Unveils Ticket Packages, Ballpark to Received $2.5M in Upgrades

Officials representing the new Coastal Plain (Summer Collegiate) franchise setting up shop at Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA) have announced details about season ticket packages, which include all-you-can-eat food and drinks and in-your-seat wait service.  Luther Williams stadium is slated to receive as much as $2.5 million in upgrades in preparation for the new team.  Read more here.  As we previously posted, the possible nicknames for the team are Soul, Bacon, Hits, Heat, and Noise.

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A’s Launch Ballpark Website and Survey

The Oakland A’s have introduced the latest phase in their ballpark quest, the launch of a website dedicated to the ballpark hunt itself and an exhaustive online survey where fans can share what features they would like in a new venue.  Read more here.

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Imagining High Point’s Downtown with New Ballpark

Without the Furniture Market in town, the streets of High Point (NC) can seem almost ghost-like.  But, the city is hoping to change that with the new ballpark.  Last night, people were asked to envision restaurants, shops, hotels, and condos surrounding the yet-to-be-built ballpark.  Read more and view news report here.

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Developer Details Plans for Newark Bears Stadium Site

The site now occupied by Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium will be a 24/7 community of apartments, office, retail and entertainment spaces comprised of three “blocks” designed by separate architects and surrounding a 1.5-acre courtyard, according to the developer.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Arcata, Crabs Ramp Up Ballpark Renovation Plans

The city of Arcata (CA) and Humboldt Crabs (Independent, Summer Collegiate) are discussing, reviewing and revising tentative plans for an overhaul of the Arcata Ball Park.  The first phase of the planned, multi-phase undertaking could include a renovated seating area, an upgraded entrance and National Collegiate Athletic Association compliant dugouts and locker rooms.  Read more here.

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