A long and grueling process for Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) leadership is starting to bear fruit. The latest example came Friday when GreenJackets president Jeff Eiseman made a presentation highlighting their future ballpark’s features. Read more here. Watch news report here.
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Mayor Joe Ganim‘s economic development department is reviewing three competing contenders — Frank Boulton, Howard Saffan/Live Nation and an unnamed soccer organization — to use the Harbor Yard ballpark in Bridgeport after a proposed $185 million renovation. Some have raised concerns that the decision has already been made. Read more here.
Crosswalks and pedestrian areas are being expanded around Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League). Plans call for construction of a giant baseball, 25 feet in diameter, at the center of a turn about near the ballpark. Read more and view photos here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County (GA). For those who have not yet visited the state-of-the-art facility, Mock takes you there with over 9,000 words and 60 photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read more and view photos here.
The Round Rock Express (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and St. David’s have partnered to open a private room for breastfeeding or pumping mothers at Dell Diamond, named the “Lactation Station.” The station has a padded bench with pillows to provide comfort for mothers, and includes a television with the in-game feed so they don’t miss a second of the game. Read more and view photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday evening, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Long Island Ducks and representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works unveiled the team’s brand new LED field lighting system. Following the ceremonies, the Ducks took the field under the new lights for the very first time for the team’s final workout prior to the start of the 2017 season. Continue reading
After more than six weeks in Florida for Spring Training and an 11-day road trip, the Atlanta Braves are finally coming home to their new digs. Following two impressive dress rehearsals, SunTrust Park officially opens tonight when the Braves host the Padres at 7:35 p.m. ET. Read more here. View gallery of food locations here. Watch unveiling of Bobby Cox statue here.