Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Progress on Downtown Boise Stadium Development

PRESS RELEASE – Steps to expand sports and entertainment to downtown Boise take a big step forward as Greenstone Properties has reached terms with St. Luke’s Health System on the 11-acre property on the corner of Americana and Shoreline Drive, which would be the planned future home of the Boise Hawks and a new professional soccer franchise. Continue reading

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Despite Hartford’s Ballpark Woes, Collateral DoNo Redevelopment Coming

Hartford’s shiny new minor league ballpark has dramatically transformed what for decades was a just barren stretch of land north of downtown. But the bigger prize is the redevelopment of the land around Dunkin’ Donuts Park into an urban neighborhood.  Read more here.

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Top-Five Locations for Tampa Bay Rays Ballpark Not Available

According to principal owner Stuart Sternberg, the Tampa Bay Rays’ top-five choices for a new stadium — three in Tampa and two in St. Petersburg — are unavailable.  That may push the team’s time line for finding a new site from August to the end of 2017.  Read more here.

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Officials Break Ground on Residential Development at Four Winds Field

The baseball season won’t start for a couple more weeks at Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League), but the construction season is now underway, as officials broke ground on a $22-million housing project being built beyond the left field fence.  Read more here.  View renderings here.

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Wingnuts Make Strategic Move to Support Construction of New Ballpark

The Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) support the planned construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wichita (KS), even if it lures affiliated ball to town.  That said, the Wingnuts believe fans would support the team in a new ballpark.  According to Wingnuts co-owner Gary Austerman:

“The quality of [Double-A ball] is no better, that’s one thing.  I do think that the Wichita Wingnuts have tried to put the best level of baseball out there, and I think that’s been a little underappreciated.”

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Dash Announce Improvements at BB&T Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce several exciting additions to BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season, including expanded backstop netting and a Video Wall in the Flow Club. These exciting new improvements will be ready for the Dash’s home opener on Thursday, April 13, the first of 71 home games during the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Fayetteville Revamps Ballpark Financing Plan

Because the state’s Local Government Commission won’t let Fayetteville (NC) finance bond debt for 30 years as first sought to pay for a new baseball stadium, city officials had to revamp how they intend to retire $31 million they will borrow through what are called limited-obligation bonds.  Read more here.

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