Category Archives: Design & Construction

Some Want Downtown Ballpark in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013While it seems unlikely at this point, there have been ongoing rumblings about the possibility of building a new baseball stadium in downtown Sioux Falls (SD) for the Sioux Falls Canaries (Indy Pro, American Association).  The team currently plays at Sioux Falls Stadium, which was renovated more than a decade ago.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Cost Overruns Reported in Hartford

Hartford Yard Goats LogoSix months into the building of a minor league baseball stadium north of downtown for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), the developer already is reining in mushrooming costs to keep within the project’s $56 million budget as it races to meet a spring construction deadline.  Read more here.

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PawSox Stadium Forum Held

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyThe ongoing debate over whether the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) should build a new stadium in downtown Providence (RI) continued Tuesday as more than 200 supporters and opponents of the plan gathered inside a dueling pianos bar located less than a mile from the proposed ballpark.  Read more here.

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Team and State Officials Begin to Explore Camden Upgrades

Baltimore Orioles Cartoon Logo 2012The Baltimore Orioles are considering updates to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the 23-year-old stadium still celebrated for its retro charm and historic B&O Warehouse as the right field backdrop.  Read more here.

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Fayette County (PA) Explores Feasibility of Minor League Ballpark

Frontier League logoThe Fayette County (PA) Redevelopment Authority board has hired a McKeesport company to determine whether Connellsville can support a minor league baseball park.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Construction Begins on United Shore League Ballpark in Utica (MI), Name the Teams Contest Underway

United Shore Baseball League LogoProgress is being made on Jimmy Johns Field, the minor league ballpark currently under construction in Utica (MI) for a new three-team independent professional league called the United Shore Professional Baseball League.  The $12 million project is being privately funded and is led by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment.  The team names have been narrowed down the the following: 59’ers, Beavers, Blue Collars, Diamond Hoppers, Fizz, Mud Pups, Rally Caps, River Rats, Screeching Cicadas, Stags, Steelheads and Unicorns.  Read more here.

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No PawSox Ballpark Consideration by Legislature Until 2016

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyRhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says lawmakers are unlikely to consider a revised proposal for a Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium in Providence until their next regular session in January.  Read more here.

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