Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Start-Up United Shore League Begins Inaugural Season Monday

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe inaugural season of the United Shore Professional Baseball League will kick off May 30 at the nearly complete Jimmy John’s Field adjacent to historic downtown Utica (MI).  Read more and view stadium photo gallery here.

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo

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Mayor Calls Bond, Legal Battle Looms

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe mayor of Hartford (CT) has called the $47 million bond for the ballpark being built in Hartford and said DoNo stadium developer Centerplan Construction Company has defaulted on its agreement with the city.  DoNo and Centerplan have pledged to fight the claim in court because they say the city has some culpability in the park being late.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Brevard County Commissioner Prepares to Propose Titusville Ballpark

Minor League Baseball LogoBrevard County (FL) Commissioner Robin Fisher is assembling a proposal to build a $25-million, minor league baseball stadium and community events center at the site of Sand Point Park in Titusville.  Read more here.

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Dreaming of a New Richmond Ballpark, Pondering Amenities and Features

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPresumably, Richmond (VA) will have a new ballpark one day.  Chuck Domino, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (Double-A, Eastern League) chief executive, based on his observations over the years, has a growing list of minor league stadium features that could potentially work into a Richmond plan.  Read more here.

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Could Work Stop on Hartford’s New Ballpark?

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIn a decision that could delay construction on Dunkin’ Donuts Park indefinitely, the Hartford Stadium Authority on Thursday voted 4-0 to give the green light to Sean Fitzpatrick, its executive director, and Howard Rifkin, the city’s corporation counsel, to file a claim with the developer’s insurance company.  Read more here.

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Plan for Downtown San Antonio Ballpark Questioned

San Antonio MissionsNo real news year, but weeks after Mayor Ivy Taylor announced plans to bring a Triple-A baseball team to downtown San Antonio (TX), current and former political leaders have raised questions about the proposed project.  Read more here.

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Grainger Hosting JC World Series, Still Eyeing Affiliated Ball

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010The Division III Junior College World Series is coming to Kinston (NC) for the third straight year, and locals are looking forward to showcasing Grainger Stadium with an eye toward a possible return of affiliated ball.  Read more and watch news report here.

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