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End of An Era: Demolition of Loeb Stadium Underway

It’s the end of an era as demolition crews began tearing down Loeb Stadium Wednesday morning.  The new stadium is on schedule to be finished by the end of 2020.  The Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) will play their 2020 home games at Purdue’s Alexander Field.  Their first season at the new Loeb Stadium will start in the spring of 2021.  Read more and watch video here.

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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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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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It’s the ‘Lafayette Aviators’

Prospect League LogoThe name of the new summer collegiate Prospect League franchise in Lafayette (IN) will be known as the Lafayette Aviators.  Three logo options were introduced today on social media to solicit fan opinions before announcing a winner later this month.  Read more hereView press release here.  Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.

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Lafayette Makes It Official: Prospect League Franchise Coming to Loeb

Prospect League LogoLafayette (IN) city leaders made it official Tuesday: a summer collegiate Prospect League baseball team will call Columbian Park’s Loeb Stadium home, starting next summer.  Success could mean discussions about a new ballpark in a few years, according to Mayor Tony Roswarski.  Read more here.

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