Category Archives: Design & Construction

A Tour of Rebuilt Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Alabama Crimson Tide LogoNow two weeks before opening night, the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball program is getting a feel for the 2016 version of Sewell-Thomas Stadium after a major renovation.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Trump Drags Rangers Ballpark into Presidential Primary Debate

Texas Rangers LogoFollowing attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build the Texas Rangers baseball stadium in Arlington (TX).  Read more here.

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Spotsylvania County Surprised by Ballpark Consultant Billing

Hagerstown Suns LogoSome Spotsylvania County (VA) officials were surprised to learn recently that the county owes $23,750 for a financial advisor’s analysis last year of a proposed taxpayer-financed baseball stadium to lure the Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Franklin, Zimmerman Take Next Ballpark Step with Approval of MOU

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Zimmerman Ventures, leaving open the potential for the development of Ballpark Commons.  Read more here.

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Noise, Lighting Study Clears Way for Fireflies

Columbia Firefies Primary LogoResults from noise and lighting studies for the Spirit Communications Park, the new home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League), found that baseball games would have a minimal effect on nearby neighborhoods.  Read more here.

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Proposed Franklin Ballpark Could Host American Association Team

American Association Logo High-ResThe developers behind a new baseball stadium, indoor sports complex and mixed-use neighborhood in Franklin (WI) are asking city officials to approve a memorandum saying they are interested in pursuing the projects.  The plan includes a 4,500-capacity ballpark that would host an American Association (Independent Professional) franchise and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team. Read more here.

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A Drone View of the New Jimmy John’s Field

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIRochester sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and his General Sports and Entertainment have released aerial drone footage of $12-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field currently under construction in Utica (MI).  The ballpark will be the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Read more here.

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