Category Archives: Design & Construction

Eminent Domain Option Authorized to Acquire Land for Boise State Ballpark

The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved Boise State University’s request to continue its attempt to acquire property for its new baseball stadium — even if it means using eminent domain to do so.  Read more here.

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Erie Awarded $12M State Grant for UPMC Park Renovations

Four years of frustration, bargaining and hope ended with a positive outcome for Erie (PA) and the SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) this week when Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of a state grant of $12 million for renovations at UPMC Park.  Read more and watch video here.

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Ranking All 30 MLB Ballparks by Building Only

Tim Newcomb of Popular Mechanics has ranked all 30 Major League Baseball Parks in a recent post, “based solely on the buildings.”  We don’t think there will be much for big surprises here, at least at the top, for most ballpark tourists, but it’s worth a quick read.  Read more here.

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Clear Sailing for Fly Balls in Proposed New Rays Ballpark

The roof at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Ybor City is about the same height at its peak — 230 feet, give or take — as at Tropicana Field, but the similarities end there.  Read more here.

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Local Architecture Firm Pitches Downtown Sioux Falls Ballpark

Tom Hurlbert, principal architect at CO-OP Architecture in downtown Sioux Falls (SD), has publicly pitched a new ballpark.  The Co-Op Architecture group has made designs of a proposed baseball stadium at Falls Park.  It would be north of the Sioux Steel development site.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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An Unsolicited Vision for a News A’s Ballpark

Working with a volunteer engineer and architect, Mark Anderson built a concept for a new Oakland Athletics ballpark, setting the stage for a meeting with A’s President Dave Kaval.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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SRP Park Named 2018 ‘Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksSRP Park in North Augusta (SC), the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League), is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2018 Ballpark of the Year.  Read press release here.  Read full ballpark review here.  Mock compares the new 2018 parks here for USA Today Sports Weekly.

An actual, real award, unlike the other guys!

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