Category Archives: Design & Construction

Franklin Ballpark Developer Slogs Through Approval Process

Before the first pitch can be thrown, the Ballpark Commons developer has pitched a few applications to the city of Franklin (WI) that are going to need approval first.  And these aren’t the only ones.  Read more here.

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Bellmead Council to Seek State Approval for Ballpark Ballot Measure

Bellmead (TX) residents may vote in May on a new venue tax to fund a proposed baseball stadium to host the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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Luther Williams Field Renovations Underway

More than 100 community members and officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Luther Williams Field on Monday, signaling the start of renovations of the historic venue in Central City Park.  When the new Macon Bacon (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) take the field next summer, fans will be able to enjoy a ballpark with old charm and updated features.  Read more here.

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Wichita in Discussions with Affiliated Team, Mayor Hopes to Announce After Winter Meetings

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced on Thursday that the city is in discussions to bring an affiliated minor league baseball team to Wichita (KS).  The Mayor says he believes they’ll be able to announce a new affiliated baseball team in Wichita after the Baseball Winter Meetings.  Read more here.

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Deal Approved: Campbell’s Field to be Demolished and Replaced by Three Athletic Fields

Camden’s troubled baseball stadium, once hailed a new beginning for the city’s waterfront, will be torn down and replaced with three Rutgers University athletic fields under a deal approved by the university’s board Thursday.  Read more here.

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New PawSox Ballpark Cost Could Rise to $97 Million?

Revised stadium-financing legislation introduced in the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday indicates the initial cost to build a new Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium could be as high as $97 million, which is 17 percent higher than the earlier projection of $83 million.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Meeting Today in Wichita

A local news station talked with the president of the Wichita Sports Commission, Bob Hanson, and he said it’s time for a new stadium in town, and it will require an affiliated team willing to relocate.  The local media is expected to chat with Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell about the project at a Chamber of Commerce Meeting later today.  The mayor stated back in November that he could have good news to report on December 7.  Read more and watch news report here.

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