Category Archives: Stadium Issues

Price Tag Increases for Ragin’ Cajun Baseball Stadium Project

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin CajunsOn Friday, Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation Chairman Robert Daigle sent a letter to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Fund members stating that the initial cost budget and fundraising goal for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball stadium was $10 million, but has now gone up to about $16 million because of “enhanced design”.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Won’t Debut in 2016

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIt seems insane that a new ballpark that was so close to completion in May won’t open at all this season, but that is exactly how it will go down for Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the homeless Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here and here.

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Bahamas Ramping Up New Stadium Construction

BBFWork is expected to start soon on the new $21-million, 4,500-seat Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium, which will be erected east of the Government High School in the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.  Read more here.  Go to Bahamas Baseball Federation here.

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Pinellas County Pitches 10 Possible Sites for New Rays Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays LogoThe saga over where to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays grew murkier Tuesday as Pinellas County unveiled a list with 10 possible sites that officials hope could keep the team from crossing the bay.  Read more here.

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Upgrade Plan Proposed for Paul Eames Sports Complex

Albany Polecats LogoA plan presented by a local youth sports director proposes a new life for the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany (GA) aimed at drawing people year-round.  Read more here.  The ballpark is the former home of the affiliated Albany Polecats and South Georgia Waves, and independent Albany Alligators and South Georgia Peanuts.

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Jacksonville State Ballpark Getting $7.5M in Upgrades

Jacksonville StateJacksonville State officials agreed Monday to spend $7.5 million to upgrade the campus baseball stadium at Rudy Abbott Field.  Read more here.

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Hardball Capital to Lead Fayetteville’s MiLB Negotiations

Carolina League LogoJason Freier of Hardball Capital, which owns ball clubs in Fort Wayne (IN), Chattanooga (TN), and Columbia (SC), will lead the city of Fayetteville’s (NC) negotiations with the Houston Astros to to bring a Single-A Carolina League franchise to town.  Read more here.

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