Category Archives: Design & Construction

Ballpark Visit ALERT: SRP Stadium (North Augusta, GA)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock of BaseballParks.com recently visited SRP Park, the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) in North Augusta (SC).  Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 7,000 words with three-dozen photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read more and view photos here.

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Voters Will Decide Fate of Hotel Tax for BlueCats Ballpark on May 5

Bellmead (TX) residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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SeaWolves Offer 10-Year Commitment to Erie with Ballpark Upgrades

The Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) and Erie Otters (Major Junior, Ontario Hockey League) are promising to make long-term commitments to Erie (PA) if the city’s long-pending request for a $12 million state grant to make improvements at UPMC Park is approved.  The Otters play next door to the SeaWolves at Erie Insurance Arena and stand to benefit from improvements to the entire Erie Events campus.  Read more here.

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Sale Finally Closed on St. Croix Meadows Dog Track Site, Ballpark and Development On Way

After months of anticipation, the sale has been finalized on the old St. Croix Meadows dog track site in Hudson (WI).  The land sat idle for more than a decade and will now be redeveloped into a new project that will feature a baseball stadium for the new St. Croix River Hounds (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), brewery, restaurants, office space and more.  Read more here.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Debate State Money for Proposed New Rays Ballpark

If three of the four Democrats running for governor win in November, the Tampa Bay Rays shouldn’t bother asking the state for money to help build a new ballpark in Ybor City.  Read more here.

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Virginia Tech Ballpark Opens After $18 Million Renovation

English Field at Union Park, home of the Virginia Tech Hokies baseball team, has been given a facelift this season, thanks to an $18 million renovation.  The entrance, grandstand and press box tower are all new, and premium seats have been added.  Read more and view photos gallery here.

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Las Vegas Ballpark Construction on Track, ‘Name the Team Sweepstakes’ Underway

Construction of Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin (NV) is underway and on track for next season.  Read more and view photos here.  Meanwhile, the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) ownership has announced that it will rebrand the team with a name change for the 2019 season.  Read more and watch news report here.  Learn about the “Name the Team Sweepstakes” here.  Submit your name choice here.

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