A group of Triad developers plan to build the first major downtown office project in two decades at the entrance of the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ (Single-A, South Atlantic League) First National Bank Field. The $24 million, nine-story building will be integrated into the ballpark’s entrance and overlook the baseball diamond. Read more here. View renderings here.
Rendering of nine-story building, Linville Team Partners.
Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio announced Tuesday his chamber will not take up the latest Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) baseball stadium proposal before lawmakers finish their session next month, though he is open to taking it up this fall. Read more and watch news report here.
Should Prince William County (VA) voters decide whether to build a new, $35 million county-backed stadium for the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League)? Supervisor Pete Candland says yes and has called for the full board of supervisors to vote June 20 on whether to put the new stadium on a ballot in November. Read more here.
A long and grueling process for Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) leadership is starting to bear fruit. The latest example came Friday when GreenJackets president Jeff Eiseman made a presentation highlighting their future ballpark’s features. Read more here. Watch news report here.
Mayor Joe Ganim‘s economic development department is reviewing three competing contenders — Frank Boulton, Howard Saffan/Live Nation and an unnamed soccer organization — to use the Harbor Yard ballpark in Bridgeport after a proposed $185 million renovation. Some have raised concerns that the decision has already been made. Read more here.
Groundbreaking for the new Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) stadium in North Augusta’s (SC) newly named Riverside Village at Hammonds Ferry will take place at noon May 25. Read more here.
High Point University President Nido Qubein will lead the city’s effort to build a minor-league baseball stadium and develop the surrounding area. Read more here.