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Peoria Ballpark by the Numbers

We are not sure what inspired a story outlining the financials for construction and operation of O’Brien Field, home of the Single-A Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League) built in 2002, but Bill Knight from TheCommunityWord.com provides an enlightening financial breakdown and quotes from Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich about the project.  Read more here and here.

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Creating ‘O’Brienville’?

John Sharp from the Peoria Journal Star takes a look at the development of restuarants, taverns, and entertainment venues around a number of minor league ballparks to illustrate the potential for redevelopment and revitalization around eight-year-old O’Brien Field, home of the Single-A Peoria (IL) Chiefs.  Wrigleyville, and the parks in Lansing (MI), Montgomery (AL), and Burlington (IA) are Continue reading

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