The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Football Stadium District Board agreed Wednesday afternoon to pitch in for two major area projects, including the proposed Shipyard Stadium — a new ballpark/”outdoor events center” for the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League). Read more here.
The latest plans for a new home for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) envisions weaving public spaces around a new minor league baseball park that residents could use year-round. Read more and watch news report here.
On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne State opened its brand new Harwell Field baseball stadium in homage of the great broadcaster. The stadium doubles as a historical museum to Harwell’s role in baseball and the Detroit Tigers. Read more and see photos here.
Scott Hall, who runs Scott Hall Catering and the Bone-In Artisan Barbecue truck, will open a 3,600-square-foot, brick-and-mortar location of his much-loved smoked meat truck next to Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Read more here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County (GA). For those who have not yet visited the state-of-the-art facility, Mock takes you there with over 9,000 words and 60 photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read more and view photos here.
Trustees have approved plans for Mississippi State University to borrow up to $30 million to expand and overhaul its baseball stadium. Read more here.
The Paterson (NJ) City Council refused on Tuesday night to provide the financing for a $1.5 million Hinchliffe Stadium renovation contract that it had approved a week earlier. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.