Category Archives: Design & Construction

Newnan (GA) Considering New Coastal Plain League Ballpark

The city of Newnan (GA) is soliciting public comments on a proposed 14-acre sports and entertainment complex that could host an Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) baseball team.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Polar Park Overruns to be Funded

Worcester (MA) expects to borrow an additional $32 million to cover construction and acquisition costs related to the new Polar Park under construction for the Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League).  In a memo, City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. stated that no existing city tax revenue will be used to fund the new ballpark.   The team and City plan to make up for these costs in part by increasing ticket fees and parking prices at the stadium.  Read more here and here.

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Construction of New F-Nats Ballpark Remains on Schedule

Construction of the new stadium for the Fredericksburg Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) remains on track to be completed in time for the team’s home opener on April 23.  The project, originally pegged at $35 million, has slightly exceeded that budget and will ultimately cost $37 million to $38 million to complete.  Read more and view photo here.

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Developer Revises Financing Plan for Hinchliffe Stadium Restoration

The developer looking to rebuild Hinchliffe Stadium has revised the financing plan because a proposed state historic preservation tax credit program originally projected to generate $2.8 million for the project has not yet been enacted.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Marlins to Add New Brew Hall to Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Miami Marlins and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company are teaming up to brew the next ballpark enhancement at Marlins Park, the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall.

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Council Approves Sales Tax to Spur Development Around New Wichita Ballpark

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved a 2 percent sales tax within a newly established Community Improvement District, or CID, encompassing the area around the new baseball stadium and parts of the east bank of the Arkansas River.  Read more here.

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Brunswick (GA) Delays Public Meeting to Discuss Ballpark Proposal

Brunswick (GA) Mayor Cornell Harvey said a town hall meeting scheduled for Jan. 15 to explain a proposal to build a $13-million ballpark for a Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) team and get public input will now be held by mid February at the request of the group trying the establish the franchise.  Read more hereRead previous story here.

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