Category Archives: Design & Construction

Biloxi Ballpark Opening Delayed

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League) won’t be moving into MGM Park as expected on June 6 due to construction delays. Instead, the team will remain on the road until the City of Biloxi and its partner, Yates Construction, can finish the job.  Both the club and city are hopeful the ballpark can open by Aug. 4 or sooner.  Read more and view photo here.

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Blowfish Open New Ballpark

Lexington County Blowfish LogoThe Lexington County Blowfish (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) opened their new ballpark in front of 2,573 fans Wednesday night.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.

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Judge Wolff: We’re Making Progress on New Triple-A Ballpark for Downtown San Antonio

Pacific Coast LeagueThe ongoing redevelopment of San Antonio’s urban core could get an assist from pro baseball.  Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Friday that progress has been made on an effort to build a new ballpark in the center city for a higher level of minor league baseball.  Read more here.

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Knights Ditch Hotel Idea for Six-Story Office Building with Ballpark Amenities

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League) aren’t planning to build a hotel anymore on a grassy strip at BB&T Ballpark. Instead, they’re planning a six-story office building with a terrace to view the stadium, more seats, a year-round restaurant and underground parking.  Read more here.

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$10 Million for Future of Space Coast Stadium

Washington Nationals WBrevard County ManateesSome Brevard County (FL) leaders want to bet big on the future of the area’s Space Coast stadium, as the Washington Nationals and possibly the Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League) head for the door.  Commissioners want to attract a major youth athletic league to the ballpark.  It could cost $10 million to do it.  Watch news report here.

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Saints Open CHS Field

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe St. Paul Saints (Indy Pro, American Association) opened the new CHS Field in front of an overpacked house of 8.592 Thursday night.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  View interview with Saints co-owner Mike Veeck here.

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Blasters Open Renovated Ballpark

Joplin Blasters LogoThe Joplin Blasters (Indy Pro, American Association) opened renovated Joe Becker Stadium in front of 3,694 Thursday night.  Read more here.  View photo here.

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