Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Senate Passes PawSox Ballpark Legislation, House Up to Bat

The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday easily passed legislation for a new Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) stadium, sending the bill to the House, where it has a more uncertain future.  Read more here.

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Closing In on Ballpark Commons

The development agreement for Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) is not yet complete, but it’s in the works to likely be completed within a few weeks, according to City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski.  Read more here.

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Columnist Bashes Idea of Downtown San Antonio Ballpark

According to one columnist, there is no visible merit to building a minor league baseball stadium downtown San Antonio.  Not in a fast-growing city with major league aspirations.  Not in the name of economic development.  Read more here.

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IronBirds Hopeful for Long-Term Resolution of Ballpark Issues

The owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) hope for a “long-term solution” to the issues that have put them at odds with the City of Aberdeen (MD) in recent months, including responsibility for managing events outside the baseball season and the proposed sale of the team’s home, Ripken Stadium.  Read more here.

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Upgrades Underway at Citizens Bank Park

Back in early October at his state-of-the-team news conference, Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail hinted that “investments in the ballpark and in the fan experience” are soon on the horizon for the oldest venue in the National League East, Citizens Bank Park.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Management Firm Reiterates Commitment to Aberdeen, Ripkens

Athan Sunderland, CEO of the Huntley Sports Group, says his company is committed to the success of Ripken Stadium and the City of Aberdeen (MA), as controversy continues to swell around the city officials plan to give Sunderland’s company control of the stadium’s management.  Read more here.

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Amarillo Council Set to Vote Today on Contract with Ballpark Builder

The Amarillo (TX) City Council on Friday will consider clearing the way for construction to start on a new $45.5 million baseball stadium, which is set to host the relocating San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) starting in 2019.  Read more here.

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