Tag Archives: Spring Training

Ballpark Visit ALERT: CoolToday Park (North Port, FL)

Joe Mock of  BaseballParks.com recently visited CoolToday Park, the new spring-training home for the Atlanta Braves in North Port (FL).  Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 6,000 words and 26 photographs covering everything from the ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read review and view photos here.

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$50.6 Million in Renovations on Tap for Scottsdale Stadium

Shortly after spring training ends, Scottsdale will begin renovations on its ballpark after years of discussion about updating the aging stadium in Old Town.  Scottsdale Stadium is the spring home for the San Francisco Giants.  The first phase of renovations are estimated to cost $50.6 million.  Read more here.

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Braves’ Era at Champion Stadium Ends Next Saturday

Since 1998, the Atlanta Braves have spent their spring training days at Disney World’s Champion Stadium.  This era will come to and end next Saturday, when the Braves will play their final game at the ballpark.  In 2020, the Braves will move their spring operations to North Port (FL).  Read more here.

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$57 Million Makeover Approved for Mets Spring Training Home

New York Mets spring training will remain in St. Lucie County (FL) for the next 25 years after the County Commission Tuesday approved a $57 million renovation of First Data Field.  Read more here.

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Spring Training – Cactus League Tips

Spring training is about to start once again. Thousands of fans of all ages will flock to metro Phoenix baseball stadiums to get their baseball fix — along with a nice dose of gorgeous weather.  Read more here.

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Midtown Plan Puts City of Palms Park at Risk

City of Palms Park in Fort Myers (FL), the former spring-training home for the Boston Red Sox, is at risk of being demolished, if the city’s Midtown plan — a “mixed-use town center” — is finalized.  The plan envisions the neighborhood as a shared-use living space comprised of affordable and workforce housing, along with commercial space and open communal green space.  Read more and watch video here.

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Improvements Coming to Scottsdale Stadium

Looking to expand its offerings to residents and visitors alike, Scottsdale Stadium, the spring-training home of the San Francisco Giants, is embarking upon improvements to its iconic landmark facility in Old Town.  Read more and view project renderings here.

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