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Dreaming of a New Richmond Ballpark, Pondering Amenities and Features

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPresumably, Richmond (VA) will have a new ballpark one day.  Chuck Domino, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (Double-A, Eastern League) chief executive, based on his observations over the years, has a growing list of minor league stadium features that could potentially work into a Richmond plan.  Read more here.

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Arlington, Rangers Announce Plans for New Retractable-Roof Ballpark

Texas Rangers LogoCity leaders and Texas Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers’ stay in Arlington by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city and team would share the cost evenly, with the Rangers responsible for overruns.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Minnesota Twins Offer Funding for Rookie-Level Ballpark Improvements

Elizabethton Twins LogoThe Minnesota Twins have committed $594,000 for an estimated $2 million improvement plan for Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie, Appalachian League).  The rest of the money would need to be matched by the city or donors.   The plan is split into three phases, starting with building a new clubhouse, more and improved stadium seating, and turning the current home locker room into the visiting team’s locker room.  Read more here.

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Big Changes at Lewis & Clark Park

Sioux City Explorers LogoFans of the Sioux City Explorers (Independent Professional, American Association) will see some big changes at Lewis and Clark Park when the X’s open their season Thursday against the Sioux Falls Canaries. Improvements include a 19.6-by-36.4-foot, $400,000 video board.  Read more here.

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Volcanoes Stadium Gets Face Lift for 20th Season

Salem Keizer Volcanoes LogoPRESS RELEASE – Just like diamonds need to be polished every decade or so, so do baseball diamonds and that is precisely what the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes did this offseason. Continue reading

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Cutters Break Ground on New Deck

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Williamsport Crosscutters along with the City of Williamsport held a groundbreaking today at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field at the future site of the new Premium Deck that is scheduled to open for the team’s 2017 season. Continue reading

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Construction of Texas Live! Delayed

Texas Rangers LogoConstruction of the new entertainment complex known as Texas Live! next to the Rangers’ ballpark has been pushed back to the fall, several months later than planned.  Read more here.

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