Category Archives: Market & Location

Sale Finally Closed on St. Croix Meadows Dog Track Site, Ballpark and Development On Way

After months of anticipation, the sale has been finalized on the old St. Croix Meadows dog track site in Hudson (WI).  The land sat idle for more than a decade and will now be redeveloped into a new project that will feature a baseball stadium for the new St. Croix River Hounds (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), brewery, restaurants, office space and more.  Read more here.

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Greenstone Faces Heat Over Proposed Boise Ballpark Location

Greenstone Properties, the Atlanta (GA)-based developer that wants to build a baseball stadium for the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) on the southern edge of Downtown Boise (ID), held a public meeting Tuesday on the proposed project, and angry opponents were out in force.  Read more and watch video here.

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Portland Group Makes Offer on Two Properties for MLB Ballpark

On Tuesday, a group in Portland (OR) that has been working quietly for months on a plan to develop a ballpark that would host a Major League Baseball team announced that they had made an offer for two properties where the ballpark could potentially be built.  Read more here.

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Boise Hawks Ownership Returns to Ballpark Plan A

After more than a year of negotiating local politics and evaluating alternatives, the managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) ownership group has returned to his Plan A: proposing a stadium on the southeast corner of Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive in Downtown Boise.  Read more here.

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Effort to Bring MLB to Portland the Real Deal this Time?

The ownership group focused on bringing Major League Baseball to Portland has reportedly met privately with city officials to discuss downtown Portland stadium plans.  The report also indicates that the group is engaged in talks to secure two potential stadium sites.  Read more here.

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A’s Float Gondola System to Transport Fans to Games

The Oakland A’s are exploring using a gondola ski lift to transport fans from downtown to the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, where the team is thinking of building a new ballpark.  Read more here and here.

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Start-Up Southwest League Ready to Close on Royse City Property

Mark Schuster, president of Ventura Sports Group, has reportedly told the local newspaper that his group is getting ready to close on property in Royse City (TX) where a proposed ballpark would be built to host a franchise from the start-up Southwest League (Independent Professional).  Royse City is one of the three teams that have been announced.  An additional three teams are expected to be announced in May.  Read more here.

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