Category Archives: Amenities & Features

UPDATE: Ballpark Village Phase II

Secured by decades of future taxes from Cardinals fans, investors clamored last week for the bonds that would help to finally put the “village” in Ballpark Village.  Read more here.

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Hartford Seeking New Proposals for Ballpark Area Development

The city of Hartford (CT) is moving swiftly to seek new proposals for the property around Dunkin’ Donuts Park, just weeks after it fired the original developer of the ballpark from other projects in the Downtown North neighborhood.  Read more here.

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Shipyard Project to Go Before City Council

The Shipyard project is poised to raise the anchor under new terms in a development agreement.  The agreement set to go before to the City Council on Tuesday would establish a timeline for building a new multi-use stadium that would host the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) and more.  Read more here.

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Phase 2 of Ballpark Village Ramping Up with $65M Hotel

A day after the city approved a key piece of the project’s financial package, Ballpark Village developers gave a clear signal that the project’s second phase is ramping up with a Wednesday announcement that a major hotel is joining the restaurants, office space and apartments planned along Clark Avenue.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Enhancements Integral to Success

Lowell Spinners owner David Heller knows he has two constituencies: the fans and the Boston Red Sox.  If he keeps building, they’ll keep coming.  Read more here.

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Under Pressure, Yankees Decide to Expand Protective Netting

The New York Yankees said Sunday they’ll install more protective netting in its Bronx ballpark — and the dad of a toddler who was struck by a foul ball two weeks ago said the decision came not a moment too soon.  Read more here.  Father describes ordeal here.

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KU Seeking $12 Million for Hoglund Ballpark Overhaul

The University of Kansas will ask the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday to approve a $12 million overhaul of the Jayhawks’ baseball stadium.  The upgrades contemplated include removing the metal bleachers to make room for 2,000 stadium seats and eight luxury boxes, new concessions and restrooms, a new press box, and an updated clubhouse.  Read more here.

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