Category Archives: Design & Construction

Officials Break Ground on Residential Development at Four Winds Field

The baseball season won’t start for a couple more weeks at Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League), but the construction season is now underway, as officials broke ground on a $22-million housing project being built beyond the left field fence.  Read more here.  View renderings here.

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Wingnuts Make Strategic Move to Support Construction of New Ballpark

The Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) support the planned construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wichita (KS), even if it lures affiliated ball to town.  That said, the Wingnuts believe fans would support the team in a new ballpark.  According to Wingnuts co-owner Gary Austerman:

“The quality of [Double-A ball] is no better, that’s one thing.  I do think that the Wichita Wingnuts have tried to put the best level of baseball out there, and I think that’s been a little underappreciated.”

Read more here.

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Dash Announce Improvements at BB&T Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce several exciting additions to BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season, including expanded backstop netting and a Video Wall in the Flow Club. These exciting new improvements will be ready for the Dash’s home opener on Thursday, April 13, the first of 71 home games during the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Fayetteville Revamps Ballpark Financing Plan

Because the state’s Local Government Commission won’t let Fayetteville (NC) finance bond debt for 30 years as first sought to pay for a new baseball stadium, city officials had to revamp how they intend to retire $31 million they will borrow through what are called limited-obligation bonds.  Read more here.

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Creating a ‘Ballpark of the Future’ in Gastonia

The first actual pitch may still be up to three years away, but Gastonia (NC) city leaders tossed out their plan to create a spark in the center city to business leaders Tuesday morning by building a sports stadium without mentioning the word baseball.  Read more here.

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WBC Performance Energizes Campaign for First Regulation Ballpark in Israel

Plans to build the first regulation baseball stadium in Israel have gathered steam in the wake of Team Israel’s surprisingly strong performance in the World Baseball Classic.  Read more here.

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Kaval: A’s Committed to Making New Ballpark Site Announcement in 2017

Speaking with members of Bay Area media, Oakland A’s president Dave Kaval said the location of a new stadium for the team is on schedule for announcement this year.  He also talked about improving the overall fan experience at the A’s existing home, including lower beer prices and better food, a larger assortment of merchandise, and doing a better job of honoring the A’s rich baseball history.  Read more here.

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