Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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Field Renovations Begin at City Stadium

Lynchburg Hillcats LogoPRESS RELEASE – Less than a week after the conclusion of the 2016 season, the Lynchburg Hillcats began the initial stage of a series of renovations scheduled for City Stadium by starting to remove the current playing surface. The first of many changes to take place at the ballpark during the offseason, the Hillcats have hired Sports Contracting Group (SCG) to execute a complete overhaul of the field. Continue reading

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MLB Coming to London?

New York Mets LogoThe Olympic Stadium could stage a New York Mets Major League baseball game after the Mayor of London declared their owner was “very receptive” to being them being the first team to play in Europe.  Read more here.

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New Gastonia Ballpark Plans On the Mound

Gastonia Grizzlies New LogoGastonia (NC) leaders have spent more than two years crafting a plan for a new entertainment and sports district just west of downtown, which could be anchored by a multi-purpose baseball stadium.  Now they are finally on the mound and firing their first formal pitch to residents.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Seeks Two Design Concepts for New Ballpark

Carolina League LogoFollowing a 45-minute closed session Tuesday afternoon by the Fayetteville’s (NC) baseball committee, officials announced they have asked a consultant, HKS Sports Entertainment, to draft two concepts and report back.  Read more here.

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Mayor Wants More Private Financial Support for New Ballpark

Pacific Coast LeagueCity leaders may have a better understanding of San Antonio’s ability to support a new downtown ballpark and a Triple-A baseball team, thanks to the release on Monday of two market studies from different consulting firms.  But what San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor wants to see before endorsing a plan for a new stadium is financial support from the private sector.  Read more here.

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