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Wichita’s New Ballpark Will Seat 10,000

Wichita’s (KS) yet-to-be named, $75-million stadium that will be built for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) will have seating for 10,000 fans, the agreement says.  That’s 3,600 more than 84-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that is slated for demolition.  Read more here.

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Jeter Secures Win to Remove Marlins Home Run Sculpture

The Miami Marlins won county permission on Tuesday to move its home run sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside, giving Derek Jeter a key win in his efforts to erase the legacy of former owner Jeffrey Loria.  Read more here.

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Baseball Museum Coming to CHS Field

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Before Demolition, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Seats Will be Sold Individually

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS), there will be an on-site cash-only sale for stadium seats, which purchasers must bring their own wrenches and screwdrivers to remove.  The seats must be removed by noon.  Chairs will be limited to one per person.  Blue seats are $35, Tan/blue seats are $20 and red seats are $5.  Read more here.

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Revolutionary Changes Underway at York Ballpark

Major changes are underway at York’s (PA) minor league ballpark this offseason, paving the way for a 2019 season that the York Revolution (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) expect will drive increased attendance.  Read more here.  The new 1741 Club should be a big hit.

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Talking Old Tiger Stadium, The Corner Ballpark, and the Future Hamtramck

At the corner of Michigan and Trumbull avenues in Detroit (MI), a ballpark was built there in 1895 and was the site of professional baseball for more than 100 years.  The Detroit Tigers made it their home in 1912, and it stayed that way until Sept. 27, 1999, when the last game was played at Tiger Stadium.  Barely five miles away in the near north suburb of Hamtramck, the former home of the Negro League Detroit Stars has sat neglected and forgotten for at least two decades.  Read more and view photos here.

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Funding Finalized for Mariners Ballpark

By a divided 5-4 vote, the Metropolitan King County Council gave final approval Monday to spend $135 million in taxpayer funds to fix wear and tear on 19-year-old Safeco Field.  The Seattle Mariners have said the team would sign a long-term lease once the funding is approved, despite the amount being less than the $180 million the team wanted.  Read more here.

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