Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Yucatan Lions Snare Alamo Rent A Car as Ballpark Naming Rights Sponsor

Yucatan Lions LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Yucatan Lions baseball team recently unveiled the newly renamed Kukulcan Alamo Park to a sold-out event at the 2015 Mexican Baseball League All-Star Game. This is the first time the stadium, nicknamed the “cathedral of baseball,” has changed its name. Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Historic Civic Stadium

Eugene_Emeralds LogoRecently saved historic Civic Stadium in Eugene is considered a complete loss after a fire engulfed it Monday, sending flames shooting high into the evening air.  The 78-year-old ballpark served as the home of the Eugene Emeralds (Single-A, Northwest League) from 1969-2009.  Read more here.  View photos here and here.

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More Renovations on Tap for Muzzy Field

Bristol Blues BMore renovations are planned for Muzzy Field, home of the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), after baseball season ends.  The $1.5 million second phase of improvements for the 101-year-old ballpark  include putting a new press box behind home plate, extending the roof over the first baseline grandstand and even a new Wrigley Field-style sign with the name of the park.  Read more here.

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MiLB Prez Puts Squeeze on Spotsylvania County Ballpark Negotiations

Minor League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner recently sent an email to Hagerstown Suns (Single-A, South Atlantic League) owner Bruce Quinn stating that it is “unlikely” the league will extend the team’s July 31 deadline to negotiate with Spotsylvania County (VA).  Read more here.  You know the drill here.

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Dothan (AL) Planning Ballpark Feasibility Study

Minor League Baseball LogoDothan (AL), a city of 68,000 about 15 miles north of the Florida Panhandle, plans to initiate a $50,000 feasibility study to determine the viability of building a new ballpark and bringing a minor league team to town.  The local chamber and visitors bureau are partnering to hire Conventions, Sports and Leisure International (CSL) to handle the project.  Read more here.

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UK Trustees Approve Funds for New Ballpark Design

University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Board of Trustees have approved spending $4 million to begin designing the 4,500-seat Cliff Hagan Baseball Stadium for the Wildcats baseball team.  Read more here.

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