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Making Room for High Point Ballpark, Building Demo to Begin Dec. 1

In less than two weeks, a big undertaking begins in North Carolina’s furniture capital.  The demolition of old buildings will begin December 1st, the first of many steps to make room for a downtown baseball stadium to house a franchise from the Atlantic League (Independent Professional).  Read more here.

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Renderings Released of Proposed Madison Ballpark

What might a minor league stadium in Madison (AL) look like?  Renderings, done by Populous, have been released of a potential 7,200-seat, $40 million ballpark at Town Madison, the under-construction development on I-565 about 10 miles from downtown Huntsville.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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Baseball Returns to Watertown, Ballpark Getting Upgrades

Beginning in June of 2018, S&V Baseball Management will bring baseball back to Watertown (NY), with the new Watertown Rapids (Summer Collegiate, Perfect Game League) playing home games at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds stadium.  Read more here.  In related news, the ballpark is on deck for $125,000 in improvements, thanks to a state grant.  Read more here.

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Boise State Picks Location for Ballpark

Boise State plans to build a ballpark for its added baseball program north of the intersection of Beacon Street and Grant Avenue.  The university announced late last month it was withdrawing from the effort to build a Downtown Boise baseball stadium that would house the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League).  That effort continues without the Broncos.  Read more and view location here.

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Manfred to Montreal: No New Ballpark, No Expansion Team

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists the league will not expand until the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics have new stadiums.  And, of course, Montreal needs a new ballpark before MLB will consider a return to the city.  Read more here.

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ABL Looking to Expand to New Zealand, Possible New Ballpark on Deck

Baseball New Zealand is searching for a venue in Auckland where a stadium can be built to house a professional team. The sport is set to take a significant step forward in this country, with Baseball Australia inviting their colleagues on this side of the Tasman to apply to be one of the two expansion teams in their league next season.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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New BayBears Ownership Includes Madison (AL) Investor

Louis Breland, the developer of a live-work-play center in Madison mentioned as a possible future home for the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), is one of the investors that now own ball club.  The BayBears were officially sold Thursday to BallCorps, LLC.  Read more here.

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