Category Archives: Design & Construction

Rhode Island Governor to Support PawSox Ballpark Legislation

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.

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Elmore Sports Groups Signs Ballpark MPEV with Amarillo, Construction Could Begin in January

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.

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Freier Talks New Chattanooga Ballpark

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.

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Wichita Will Move Forward with Ballpark Plans

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.

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High Point (NC) Chooses Ballpark Builder

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.

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P-Nats Get Their Wish, No Ballpark Referendum

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.

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MiLB President Presses Prince William County on New P-Nats Ballpark

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.

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