Category Archives: Money & Financials

Pueblo Ballpark Project Takes Next Step

Pueblo County commissioners Terry Hart and Sal Pace approved two resolutions Monday concerning the Youth Entertainment and Sports project, which includes a proposed minor league baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Hudson (WI) Ballpark Site Awarded State Re-Development Grant

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in Hudson (WI) to announce a $500,000 WEDC grant for the former Hudson dog track site that is being re-developed into a new ballpark for the coming St. Croix River Hounds (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League).  Watch news report here.

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Rays to Hold Ballpark Unveiling Event Next Week, Site Now Eligible for Federal Tax Breaks

The Rays are planning a media event for Tuesday in Ybor City (FL) in which they are expected to present design renderings of the proposed new stadium and some information regarding costs.  Read more here.  The work likely got easier with the targeted site’s recent designation as a federal economic opportunity zone under the tax-cut legislation passed into law last December.  Read more here.

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Historic Negro Leagues Ballpark Gets First Sponsor to Fund Help Renovation

The renovation of Hamtramck Stadium that was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams in the 1930s has its first corporate sponsor.  Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium announced the $20,000 contribution Friday at the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon at Comerica Park.  Read more here.

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Arcata Ballpark Slated for Renovations

Last summer Arcata (CA) city staff and Humboldt Crabs (Independent, Summer Collegiate) officials began looking at plans to give the entire Arcata Ballpark an overhaul in phases, the first of which would include a renovated seating area, upgraded entrance and National Collegiate Athletic Association compliant dugouts and locker rooms.  Read more here.

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A New Financing Plan for New PawSox Ballpark

A new Pawtucket Red Sox  (Triple-A, International League) dsstadium financing plan unveiled by House leadership late Wednesday would use future tax revenue in a large area of the city’s core to pay for a new ballpark and surrounding infrastructure. It would also give public officials the power seize land for the stadium by eminent domain.  Read more here.

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Bellmead (TX) Voters Approve Tax Increase for New Ballpark

Voters in Bellmead (TX) approved an increase in a hotel and motel tax to fund a new sports complex that will house the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more and watch news report here.  Read more here.

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