Category Archives: Design & Construction

Fired Ballpark Developer Sues Goats Too

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe fired developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford (CT) are suing the owner of the team that is someday expected to play its home games there, alleging interference with contractual relationships and violation of state unfair trade practices.  Read more here.

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Reimagining Turner Field

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Turner Field area — now a stretch dominated by a stadium and parking lots — could be a denser more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago through development of two stadiums and freeways.  Read more here.  View draft Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative here.

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Fayetteville Looks to Columbia for Ballpark Ideas

Minor League Baseball LogoA contingent of Fayetteville (NC) city and county officials are scheduled this week to tour brand new Sprint Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League) in Columbia (SC).  Read more here.

Fayetteville Ballpark Rendering 3

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Price Tag Increases for Ragin’ Cajun Baseball Stadium Project

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin CajunsOn Friday, Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation Chairman Robert Daigle sent a letter to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Fund members stating that the initial cost budget and fundraising goal for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball stadium was $10 million, but has now gone up to about $16 million because of “enhanced design”.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Won’t Debut in 2016

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIt seems insane that a new ballpark that was so close to completion in May won’t open at all this season, but that is exactly how it will go down for Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the homeless Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here and here.

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Bahamas Ramping Up New Stadium Construction

BBFWork is expected to start soon on the new $21-million, 4,500-seat Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium, which will be erected east of the Government High School in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.  Read more here.  Go to Bahamas Baseball Federation here.

Bahamas Ballpark Granstand Rendering

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Upgrade Plan Proposed for Paul Eames Sports Complex

Albany Polecats LogoA plan presented by a local youth sports director proposes a new life for the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany (GA) aimed at drawing people year-round.  Read more here.  The ballpark is the former home of the affiliated Albany Polecats and South Georgia Waves, and independent Albany Alligators and South Georgia Peanuts.

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