Category Archives: Design & Construction

LaBatt Park: The World’s Best Ballpark Never Built

Montreal Expos LogoThe best major league baseball park that was never built was given a name: LaBatt Park.  A scale model of the stadium now sits on the lobby floor of the Montreal architecture firm Provencher Roy.  Read more here.

Montreal Expos Labatt Park Rendering w Night Skyline

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PawSox Owners Plan New Stadium Promo Tour

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyThe owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) will embark on a summer-long road trip to all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to promote their proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Providence.  Read more here.

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Development Coming to Area Around New Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New Color Pick LogoThe sons of Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) Managing Partner Frank Ward have paid $6 million to buy and develop two tracts of land in the area near the team’s new ballpark at Sulphur Dell.  Read more here.

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More Renovations on Tap for Muzzy Field

Bristol Blues BMore renovations are planned for Muzzy Field, home of the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), after baseball season ends.  The $1.5 million second phase of improvements for the 101-year-old ballpark  include putting a new press box behind home plate, extending the roof over the first baseline grandstand and even a new Wrigley Field-style sign with the name of the park.  Read more here.

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MiLB Prez Puts Squeeze on Spotsylvania County Ballpark Negotiations

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner recently sent an email to Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn stating that it is “unlikely” the league will extend the team’s July 31 deadline to negotiate with Spotsylvania County (VA).  Read more here.  You know the drill here.

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UK Trustees Approve Funds for New Ballpark Design

University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Board of Trustees have approved spending $4 million to begin designing the 4,500-seat Cliff Hagan Baseball Stadium for the Wildcats baseball team.  Read more here.

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Utica (MI) Breaks Ground on ‘Jimmy John’s Field’

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns FieldOfficials from Macomb County, Utica, the state and General Sports and Entertainment broke ground today on the $12-million baseball stadium that will serve as the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and mortgage lending  company United Shore are the official naming rights partners of the ballpark and league.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

Utica Michigan Ballpark Rendering

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