Category Archives: Amenities & Features

Council Approves Changes to Ballpark Commons Plan

Despite objections from citizens, the Franklin (WI) common council approved a series of amendments, mostly on 4-1 votes, to the Ballpark Commons plan that will include allowing additional housing for senior citizens and athletes.  Read more here.

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Entertainment District Next to TD Ameritrade Park One Step Closer to Reality

An entertainment district right next to TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, is one step closer from happening.  The Omaha (NE) city council approved an agreement with MECA establishing development guidelines, which will regulate just how the city moves ahead with the project at Lot B downtown.  Read more here.

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Six Cool Places to Watch a Baseball Game

While there’s no wrong way to watch baseball, some stadiums offer an experience that you just can’t get anywhere else. So, to help you map out your summer itinerary, here are six one-of-a-kind spots to watch a ballgame:  Read more here.

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New at Falcon Park this Season

Fans of the Auburn Doubledays (Single-A, New York-Penn League) will notice some changes at Falcon Park this season.  The team’s worked throughout the off season to make improvements to the stadium, including adding new seating and concession options.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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A Look Back at the First Fully Retractable Motorized Roof Ever

These days, retractable roofs are pretty commonplace, found at ballparks everywhere from Miami to Milwaukee to Seattle. But when the Toronto Blue Jays broke ground on the SkyDome (now known as Rogers Centre) in 1986, it was completely unheard of, like something out of a science-fiction movie.  Read more here.

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51s Set Up Ballpark Construction Cam

The Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have set up a time-lapse construction camera so fans can track the progress of the new ballpark in Summerlin (NV).  Read more here.

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Mock Visits Rosemont’s Impact Field (FULL REVIEW)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited the new Impact Field, home of the first-year Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association).  We provided a link to Mock’s initial photos right after the visit, and we are pleased to report that the full review has now been posted.  Read full review and see photos here.

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