Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Amarillo Elections: New Ballpark a Hot Button Issue?

Amarillo ThunderHeads Full Hi-ResABC 7 in Amarillo (TX) takes a looks at the developing new downtown ballpark, or “multi purpose event center,” with the local elections taking place on May 9.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Envisioning Ballpark Design of the Future

Major League Baseball LogoAndrew Seligman from the Associated Press asks us to imagine the baseball parks of the future reliant on technology, which could lead to giant hologram video boards and entire ballpark facades going electronic.  Read more here

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Nats, ‘Stros Submit Spring-Training Design Plans

Washington Nationals LogoHouston Astros New LogoThe Washington Nationals and Houston Astros submitted preliminary design plans for a new spring-training complex to be built near the intersection of Haverhill and 45th Street in West Palm Beach (FL).  Read more and watch news report here.

West Palm Beach Spring Training Rendering

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Debating Admissions Tax Redirect to Pay for Yard Goats Yard

Hartford BaseballLegislators argued Monday over whether the state should send the 10 percent admissions tax on minor league baseball tickets back to Hartford (CT) to provide financial help for building a new stadium for the coming Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more here.

Hartford Ballpark Rendering 2

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New Providence Ballpark in Governor’s Court

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyOn Wednesday, the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) owners unveiled their big ask for state taxpayers to help pay for an $85-million ballpark project in Providence (RI).  New Governor Gina M. Raimondo said the idea of a multipurpose stadium downtown is exciting.  But, she added, “My top priority is getting Rhode Islanders back to work, and we have Continue reading

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Sounds Open New Ballpark

Nashville Sounds New Color Pick LogoThe Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) opened their new Sulphur Dell ballpark in front of a capacity crowd of 10,459. Read more and view news report here.  View photo gallery of First Tennessee Park’s inaugural home opener here.

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Four Development Proposals for Atlantic City’s Bader Field

Atlantic City SurfAtlantic City opened four proposals this week for Bader Field’s redevelopment.  The pitches range from returning an airport to the peninsula for business aviation and aviation entertainment, to various proposals to make the area a mixed-use sports destination.  Read more and view concept renderings here.  Hopefully, this is good news for The Sandcastle.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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