Tag Archives: Lafayette (IN)

Despite Higher Cost, No Changes to Plans for New Lafayette Ballpark

Lafayette’s (IN) mayor doesn’t plan major changes to plans for a new city baseball stadium even though construction bids totaled nearly $4 million more than expected.  The new 2,500-seat stadium would be built at the same site as the current Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park southeast of downtown Lafayette.  Read more here.

 

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City Putting Final Design Touches on Loeb Stadium Rebuild

The city of Lafayette (IN) is wrapping up the final design details of the full renovation of Loeb Stadium, home of the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League).  The $17 million project is expected to be completed in time for the 2021 season.  Read more here.

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Aviators Get New Ownership

Milwaukee (WI)-based MKE Sports and Entertainment has sold the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) to a trio of Purdue graduates, including Bill Davidson, CEO of National Sports Services, Brent Gutwein, co-founder of Granite Student Living, and Stuart Gutwein, a Lafayette attorney.  Read more here.

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Loeb Stadium Getting Multi-Purpose Redesign Makeover

Loeb Stadium, home of the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), is being redesigned as part of the Five Points area of Lafayette (IN) to accommodate soccer, concerts and other events.   The project will include a few key changes to the stadium, including a new entrance off Main and Wallace, synthetic turf for the field, and a reduction of capacity to 1,900, but with added suites.  Read more here.

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Where to Put New Home Plate in Lafayette?

Lafayette Aviators Primary LogoWhere’s home plate in Lafayette’s (IN) new baseball stadium?  There’s your No. 1 topic from the two public input meetings as the city moves forward with a new facility in Columbian Park to replace the aging Loeb Stadium.  Read more here.

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Talking New Ballpark Plan in Lafayette

Lafayette Aviators Primary LogoThe first of two public meetings regarding the city of Lafayette’s (IN) new baseball stadium was held Tuesday night. The city plans to demolish Loeb Stadium and build a new facility on the same location inside Columbian Park before the 2019 baseball season.  Read more here.

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Lafayette to Demolish Loeb Stadium, Build New Park

Lafayette Aviators Primary LogoThe city of Lafayette (IN) plans to demolish 80-year-old Loeb Stadium and replace it with a new ballpark.  The estimated $10 million facility would be designed by the same architect that designed the new ballpark in Kokomo (IN).   Read more here.  This makes sense, of course, as the Kokomo Jackrabbits and Lafayette Continue reading

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