The Rickwood Classic takes place on Wednesday, May 30, at Rickwood Field — America’s oldest baseball park, as the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) play host to the Chattanooga Lookouts starting at 12:30 p.m. The Barons will don uniforms from “Fabulous Fifties” when the club was affiliated with the New York Yankees from 1953 – 1956. The Lookouts will also wear period unis. View 2018 Rickwood Classic Fan Guide here.
A new plan suggests the 400 acres south of Interstate 24 along and around Broad Street could join in Chattanooga’s (TN) central city renaissance with the addition of new sports facilities, parks and zoning rules to allow new types of urban housing and retail development. Read more and view rendering here. View study here.
An early blueprint of the South Broad District’s future unveiled Thursday includes a multi-use minor league baseball park anchoring an array of housing and new retail and green space. Read more here.
An owner of the 141-acre former foundry site off South Broad Street in Chattanooga (TN) says he can envision “a mini-SunTrust Park” holding not just a minor league baseball stadium but housing and retail space. Read more here.
A “win, win, win” scenario and enough time to build a new stadium in Chattanooga is all Jason Freier needs, and the Chattanooga Lookouts would no longer be playing inside AT&T Field on Hawk Hill. Read more here.
After two seasons as the owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League), Jason Freier continues to look for ways to make AT&T Field as pleasant as possible, but he realizes the 6,340-seat facility has an expiration date. Read more here.
Tennessee State Building Commission members on Thursday approved a planned 11-acre intramural sports complex at UTC’s historic Engel Stadium, former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League). Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.