Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Maneuvering for Property for Knoxville Ballpark Project

As the city of Knoxville (TN) and Randy Boyd continue talks about bringing the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League) team to the Old City, two businesses have been approached by real estate agents inquiring about their willingness to sell property near the stadium site.  Read more here.

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Marshall U., City of Huntington Schedule Ballpark-Related Announcement

The realization of a new baseball stadium for Marshall University appears to taking the next big step.  The Huntington Municipal Development Authority, the City of Huntington (WV), Marshall University and Marshall Athletics have scheduled a special announcement regarding the purchase of the Flint Group property, the planned site of the new ballpark, at an event at 3 p.m. Thursday.  Read more here.

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Las Vegas Ballpark Construction – VIDEO

The stadium that will serve as the new home for the Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) is quickly taking shape in Downtown Summerlin (NV), after nearly a year of construction.  The seats are filling in, the scoreboard is going up, and they’re getting the field prepared for grass.  Watch video here.

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Despite Obstacles, MLB Chief Optimistic About A’s Chosen Ballpark Site

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred remains solidly behind the Oakland A’s efforts to build a stadium, even in the wake of a recent report about hazardous chemicals and the need for costly cleanup at the team’s preferred Howard Terminal site.  Read more hereRead about mounting ballpark opposition here.

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Weather Delays Opening of Millikin University’s New Ballpark

Millikin University’s $5 million baseball stadium won’t be ready as planned for the 2019 season. According to Millikin President Patrick White, the wet and cold Central Illinois winter has slowed construction on the stadium, forcing the university to push the completion date back to August.  Read more here.

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Crews Begin Work on New Wichita Ballpark

Construction on Wichita’s new baseball stadium project is hitting warp speed as government officials and developers try to get the stadium up and running by spring 2020. The first round of building was approved by the City Council last Tuesday and work began Wednesday. Read more here. Watch groundbreaking here.

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City Putting Final Design Touches on Loeb Stadium Rebuild

The city of Lafayette (IN) is wrapping up the final design details of the full renovation of Loeb Stadium, home of the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League).  The $17 million project is expected to be completed in time for the 2021 season.  Read more here.

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