Category Archives: Design & Construction

Update: Proposed Gastonia Ballpark

Gastonia Grizzlies LogoIn October, the Gastonia (NC) City Council voted 7-0 to approve an initial $4 million to ignite FUSE (Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment) — a multi-use redevelopment downtown anchored by an estimated $15 million ballpark for the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) — to purchase and begin demolition on four properties.  Architectural work will come next, with construction potentially beginning later this year.  Read more here.

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Officials Unveil Latest Renderings of Fayetteville Ballpark

buis-creek-astrosFayetteville (NC) is getting closer to building a stadium for their new minor league baseball team.  Officials on Wednesday released the latest renderings for the proposed stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.  View latest renderings here.

Downtown Fayetteville Ballpark Rendering - Concept Image 2, Populous and SfL+a Architects

Downtown Fayetteville Ballpark Rendering – Concept Image 2, Populous and SfL+a Architects

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Preliminary Work Begins on Project Jackson

Augusta Green Jackets LogoPreliminary site and surveying work has begun on Project Jackson, a mixed-use development situated on 30 acres near the North Augusta (SC) waterfront.  City Council members voted 6-0 at a special council meeting Monday night on final reading of an ordinance authorizing the City to enter into an installment purchase agreement of up to $16 million to complete preliminary infrastructure work.  Read more here.

Augusta Green Jackets North Augusta Ballpark Rendering

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Proposed BlueCats Ballpark Could Face Voters

waco-bluecats-logoBellmead (TX) officials are developing a plan to finance $4 million for a proposed baseball stadium for the announced Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) without raising property taxes or sales tax.  If the city opts to put the decision to the voters, the council would need to decide at its February meeting to take that direction to get the matter on the May ballot.  Read more here.

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Mallards Release First Look at Great Dane Duck Blind Renovations

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards have released a first look at the proposed brand new Great Dane Duck Blind that will be built using 37 shipping containers. The unique architectural style will be the first of its kind in all of baseball and the first shipping container project in the city of Madison. The project will be the largest renovation at the Duck Pond since the stadium was re-built in 2010. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL)

Joe Mock BaseballParksHouston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes an exclusive, sneak peek look at the new spring training facility in West Palm Beach (FL) for the  Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.  Read more and view photos here.

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Kitchener Panthers Hitch New Ballpark Wagon to Canada Summer Games Bid

kitchener-panthers-logoPlans for a new multi-use outdoor sports stadium in Waterloo Region (Kitchener, ON) appear to be gaining traction thanks to momentum behind the local Canada Summer Games bid.  The stadium project is being led by the Kitchener Panthers (Semi-Pro, Intercounty Baseball League).  Read more here.

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