Category Archives: Design & Construction

Manatees Eye New Downtown Melbourne Ballpark

Brevard County ManateesThe Single-A Brevard County Manatees (Florida State League) are exploring a potential move from Viera into a future downtown Melbourne baseball stadium at the old SunTrust Bank site on New Haven Avenue.  The Manatees currently play their home games at  Space Coast Stadium.  Read more and view aerial map here.

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FEMA to Withhold Dollars Over Kokomo Ballpark Dispute

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoFEMA will withhold all hazard mitigation grants and assistance to the state of Indiana over the city of Kokomo’s continued construction of a contested baseball stadium, the agency informed state officials Wednesday.  The summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) are expected to begin play in the new ballpark this season.  Read more watch news report here.

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Saints Officials Tour New Ballpark

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoOn Friday, Mike Veeck and other officials from the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) took a couple of hours out of a sunny winter day to tour the $63 million Lowertown ballpark that will be the site of 50 Saints games every summer, as well as 100 other events each year.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  You’ve got to love the “Creation of Man”-based mural.

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RoughRiders Announce Ballpark Upgrades (UPDATED)

Frisco RoughRiders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced plans for a series of massive upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark that will significantly enhance the fan experience during the 2015 season and beyond. Continue reading

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Latest Blowfish Ballpark Construction Photos Released, Lake Murray Theme-Night Jersey Revealed

Lexington County Blowfish LogoConstruction photos have been released of the new ballpark under construction in Lexington County (SC) for the summer collegiate Lexington County Blowfish (Coastal Plain League). The team has also released the jersey design for the special Lake Murray Blowfish night. Continue reading

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Another $1 Million to Open New Biloxi Ballpark in April

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe City of Biloxi (MS) has one week to decide where the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League) will open the 2015 baseball season.  If city leaders want the first home game to be played at MGM Park, and avoid a penalty of $10,000 for each game the Shuckers are forced to play elsewhere, it will cost another $1 million.  Read more here.

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Rays to Seek New Home by 2022, With or Without St. Pete’s Permission

Tampa Bay Rays LogoIn an interview with Tampa Bay Times staff writer Stephen Nohlgren, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg vows to seek a replacement for Tropicana Field no later than 2022, with or without approval from St. Petersburg (FL).  Read more here.

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