Tag Archives: International League

A Polar Park Discussion with Ballpark Designer Janet Marie Smith

Ballpark designer Janet Marie Smith loves the scale of minor league stadiums.  It means she can focus on every last detail.  With Worcester’s new Polar Park at the drawing board, Smith and the Pawtucket/Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) team are imagining how they can infuse Worcester flare into each corner of the venue.  Read more here.

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PawSox Attendance Drops

Attendance at Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) games has dropped as the team prepares to depart Rhode Island for Massachusetts.  The PawSox are averaging just 5,254 fans a game (as of Sept. 3), which is a drop from 5,982 in 2018.  It’s the third-lowest attendance in the International League.  Read more here.  The team was at 6,406 in 2017.  Doing business as the Fightin’ Quahogs last Friday probably didn’t hurt.

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Syracuse Mets Set Date for 2019 Ballpark Craft Beer Festival

The Syracuse Mets’ (Triple-A, International League) 2019 Ballpark Craft Beer Festival, featuring samples of more than 100 beers from 50 or so breweries, will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday June 21.  That’s an off-night for the team.  In previous years, the beer fest had been held in September, after the end of the season. Read more here.

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Worcester Gets Rolling on Property Acquisition, Parking Garage

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board unanimously voted Friday to take the first three properties needed to assemble the footprint for the construction of a minor league ballpark off Kelley Square.  The board also voted to spend $23 million for the design and construction of a structured parking garage that will be built on the south side of Madison Street.  Read more here.

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Mud Hens Introduce New Food Items for 2019

PRESS RELEASE – The off-season taste testing is complete, and the Toledo Mud Hens are introducing a wide array of new food and beverage options for fans at Fifth Third Field. Here are the new menu items fans can enjoy beginning Opening Day on April 4.

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Worcester Ballpark Construction/Design Team in Place, Properties Being Targeted

The final piece of the construction/design team for Worcester’s (MA) ballpark project is now in place, as the city’s redevelopment authority has awarded the construction manager at risk contract to Gilbane-Hunt, a joint venture.  In a related matter, offers are being made for acquisition of properties in the area of the proposed ballpark site.  Read more here.

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In Search of a New Tenant for McCoy Stadium

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she’s actively trying to recruit a new professional sports team to replace the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) at McCoy Stadium.  Inquiries have reportedly come for the ranks of soccer, baseball and more.  A formal request of proposals document/process for the future use of McCoy Stadium is forthcoming.  Read more  and watch video here.

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