Category Archives: Stadium Issues

The Diamond to Offer New Amenity, But Focus Still on New Ballpark

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) on Thursday introduced the “Bistro at the Bullpen” at The Diamond — an exclusive, high-end 27-feet-by-27-feet party deck under construction down the right-field line.  Meanwhile, the Squirrels continue to work with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on new ballpark plans.  Read more here.

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More Time Needed to Finalize Fayettesville’s Ballpark Development Plans

buis-creek-astrosThe investors who would build the private development next to Fayetteville’s downtown baseball stadium need more time finalizing their plans.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Beach Coming to the Bill Taunton Stadium

Willmar Stingers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Where else in the state of Minnesota can you watch a ball game, hang out barefoot and challenge your friends to a spirited game of bean bags? The answer — Now at the EcoWater Beach in Willmar! Continue reading

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Site of Apex Department Store Possible Location for New PawSox Ballpark

Pawtucket Red Sox New Logo 1 - CopyOwners of the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are analyzing the Apex Department Store property on the city’s riverfront as one of several possible sites other than McCoy Stadium for a future new baseball venue.  Read more here.

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Cavemen Co-Owner Hopes to Get Team Back in the Game

Hannibal CavemenRick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018.   The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement.  Read more here.

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Update: Proposed Gastonia Ballpark

Gastonia Grizzlies LogoIn October, the Gastonia (NC) City Council voted 7-0 to approve an initial $4 million to ignite FUSE (Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment) — a multi-use redevelopment downtown anchored by an estimated $15 million ballpark for the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) — to purchase and begin demolition on four properties.  Architectural work will come next, with construction potentially beginning later this year.  Read more here.

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New HD Scoreboard Coming to Louisville Slugger Field in 2017

Louisville Bats PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Louisville Bats have teamed up with Daktronics to bring a brand new scoreboard to Louisville Slugger Field for the 2017 season and beyond. The board will be in place before the Reds exhibition game on Friday, March, 31. The board will bring more statistics and game day messages to the game experience for fans. Continue reading

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