Category Archives: Design & Construction

NPB’s Fighters Explore Building New Ballpark

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters  LogoNippon Professional Baseball LogoThe Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters are reportedly considering building a new ballpark in Sapporo or its vicinity.  The team currently plays at the Sapporo Dome on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan.  Read more here.

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Vote Tonight on Rangers New Ballpark Proposal

Texas Rangers LogoArlington city council members will vote Tuesday night on the proposed tax plan to fund approximately half of the brand new $1 billion baseball stadium plan announced last week.  If council members support the plan, it would go to a vote of the citizens for final approval in November.  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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Plans for New Seacoast Mavs Ballpark Presented

Seacoast Mavericks LogoRepresentatives from USA Training Center presented their proposal at a Brentwood (NH) planning board meeting that was considered the first big step in what will likely be a lengthy approval process.  The goal of the proposal is to provide home fields for the USA Mavericks Baseball Club and Seacoast Mavericks (Summer collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League).  Read more 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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New Ballpark for Rangers?

Texas Rangers LogoIndustry sources have confirmed published reports the city of Arlington has scheduled a news conference on Friday for an “important economic development” that could involve a new retractable-roof ballpark for the Texas Rangers.  Read more here.

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Moody’s Downgrades Ramapo’s Credit Rating

Rockland BouldersRamapo’s (NY) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service as the town copes with the fallout from a baseball-stadium project that led to unprecedented criminal fraud charges against local officials.  Read more here.

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