Gov. Gina Raimondo said Monday that she supports new legislation to be introduced Tuesday about how the state, city and Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) would finance a new baseball stadium because it addresses her concerns about whether Pawtucket (RI) would backstop its financial commitment if anticipated revenues fall short. Read more here.
Category Archives: Design & Construction
The Amarillo Local Government Corp., the group tasked with overseeing downtown catalyst projects for the city, approved a letter of agreements with Elmore Sports Group to lease the coming downtown multipurpose event venue that will be built to house the relocating San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League). Read more here.
A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill. Read more here.
Despite the news yesterday that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will be relocating to Amarillo (TX), Wichita (KS) will move ahead with the design process for a new baseball stadium that will replace Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Another step will be to attract a baseball team with a major league affiliation, a requirement of the STAR bond district. Read more here.
The City of High Point (NC) has picked Samet Corporation to lead the design build team for the new multi-use stadium downtown for an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise. The company also built BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem and First National Bank Field in Greensboro. Read more here.
The Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) inched closer to a new baseball stadium, as Prince William’s (VA) board of county supervisors decided against a referendum that would’ve allowed voters to decide whether to use $35 million in bond money to help build a new stadium for the franchise. Read more here.
Minor League Baseball Pat O’Connor showed his frustration yesterday at the lack of urgency to build the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) a new stadium. In a meeting with the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, he said Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge (VA) is not up to the league’s player development and fan standards. Read more here.