Category Archives: Stadium Issues

New Amenities Added to Skylands Stadium, New GM Takes the Reins

Visitors to Skylands Stadium for the upcoming season of Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) baseball will notice several renovations or additions to the complex, from field and concourse improvements to special promotions during games.  Read more here.  Taking the reins this year as the team’s new GM is 24-year-old Justin Ferrarella.  Read more here.

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Petco Park: a Model of Patience, Resolve and Success for A’s Ballpark Quest

John Moores has some advice for A’s president Dave Kaval and managing partner John Fisher in their quest to fund and build a new ballpark within the city limits of Oakland: Stay strong.  The results are worth it, the downside too extreme.  Read more here.

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Tennessee AD Talking Ballpark Upgrades

University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer suggested on the Big Orange Caravan tour last week that he plans for the 26-year-old Lindsey Nelson Stadium, home of the Volunteers baseball team, to receive a significant upgrade during his time as athletic director.  Read more here.

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A $1 Million Grant for Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, $5.8 Million Upgrade Coming

State Sen. James Seward brought baseball metaphors and $1 million to the village Monday, with a state Senate grant to seed a $5.8 million upgrade of Doubleday Field in Cooperstown (NY) in time for its 100th anniversary celebration in 2020.  Read more here.   Go to ballpark site here.

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Howard Terminal and Coliseum Sites Now Officially on Negotiating Table

The Oakland (CA) City Council this week approved an “exclusive negotiating agreement” with the Oakland A’s, allowing the two to begin talks about constructing a ballpark at the Coliseum, the team’s home for 50 years.  The A’s now have the blessing to study both the Coliseum and Howard Terminal in their quest to build a new ballpark in Oakland.  Read more here.

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UK Closes Book on Final Regular Season at Cliff Hagan, New Ballpark Under Construction

The University of Kentucky baseball program spent the weekend celebrating the final regular season series at Cliff Hagan Stadium, but progress on the Wildcats’ new $49-million home is ongoing.  Read more and view aerial construction photo here.

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Pewaukee Could Bring Third New Ballpark to Milwaukee Area

Milwaukee (WI)-area ballparks are on deck in Franklin and Waukesha.  Now comes Pewaukee with Lake Country Commons — a proposed $65 million, 144-acre athletic and residential community development that includes plans for a 2,500-seat baseball stadium, five or six lacrosse fields, a nine-hole golf course, public market, restaurant and two apartment complexes comprising 410 living units.  The plan is expected to go before the commission on May 17.  Read more here.  View plans here.  View map of all three ballpark locations.

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