Construction Update: Trash Pandas Ballpark

The new minor league baseball stadium now under-construction at Town Madison is plainly visible to motorists on Interstate 565. The $46 million, 7,500-seat stadium is on schedule to be completed in plenty of time for the first game, set for April 15, 2020.  Read more and view 36 photos here.

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Reliving Dodger Stadium Concerts in Rocketman

Nearly 44 years ago, Elton John performed two sold-out concerts in Dodger Stadium. It was the first rock show in the stadium since The Beatles nearly a decade before.  More than 100,000 people flooded the stadium on Oct. 25 and 26, 1975.  These concerts are featured prominently in the new biographical film Rocketman.  Read more here.

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Worcester Using Eminent Domain to Acquire Final Properties Needed for Ballpark

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority has filed an eminent domain order of taking to acquire the MedStar Ambulance properties the city needs to build a $101-million stadium for the relocating Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League).  Read more here.

 

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Hartford Ballpark Trial Starts Wednesday

A bitter lawsuit between the City of Hartford (CT) and the fired former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park is coming to a head. The trial between the city and Centerplan Construction starts Wednesday.  Read more here and here.

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Thunder Welcome 10 Millionth Fan

The Trenton Thunder (Double-A, Eastern League) welcomed the 10 millionth fan in franchise history on Saturday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Booyah Open New Ballpark

The Green Bay Booyah (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), opened the new Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon (WI) on Saturday night versus the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.  The team’s new mascot, Rocky Bal-booyah, made a grand entrance via helicopter.  Read more and watch news report here.  View stadium gallery here.

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SLO Blues Seek Renovation of Stadium

Stakeholders, including the San Luis Obispo Blues (Summer Collegiate, California Collegiate League) are pitching an $8 million-to-$10 million, privately-funded renovation of Sinsheimer Stadium in San Luis Obispo (CA).  Read more here.

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