Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball http://www.ballparkdigest.com/home Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:46:22 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb LeClair: Rays had better move fast if they want Carillon Business Park ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197573/major-league-baseball/news/leclair-rays-had-better-move-fast-if-they-want-carillon-business-park-ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197573/major-league-baseball/news/leclair-rays-had-better-move-fast-if-they-want-carillon-business-park-ballpark Carillon Business Park ballpark site{jathumbnail off}

It's a site that engendered zero enthusiasm from the Tampa Bay Rays, but developer Darryl LeClair wants team ownership to know that they need to move really quickly if they want to build a new ballpark at Carillon Business Park in St. Petersburg.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:51:32 +0000
Birmingham set to approve Negro Southern League museum funding http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197572/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/birmingham-set-to-debate-negro-southern-league-museum-funding http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197572/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/birmingham-set-to-debate-negro-southern-league-museum-funding Birmingham BaronsBirmingham officials are expected to approve a museum honoring the Negro Southern League, to be built near Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League).

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:00 +0000
More Astrodome seats may be sold by Harris County http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197571/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/more-astrodome-seats-may-be-sold-by-harris-county http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197571/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/more-astrodome-seats-may-be-sold-by-harris-county Astrodome{jathumbnail off}

More Houston Astrodome seats may be sold to fans, as Harris County continues to clear the Astrodome decks while another renovation plan is worked out.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:23:20 +0000
River Cats prep for Raley Field upgrades http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197570/minor-league-baseball/news/river-cats-prep-for-raley-field-upgrades http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197570/minor-league-baseball/news/river-cats-prep-for-raley-field-upgrades Raley Field upgrade{jathumbnail off}

The Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are planning some serious upgrades to Raley Field this offseason, adding an enclosed 5,000-square-foot club with a bar and patio.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:15:47 +0000
Price tag for new Fredericksburg baseball complex: $61M http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197569/minor-league-baseball/news/price-tag-for-new-fredericksburg-baseball-complex-61m http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408197569/minor-league-baseball/news/price-tag-for-new-fredericksburg-baseball-complex-61m Hagerstown SunsThe price tag on a baseball complex that includes a new ballpark for the relocating Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) in Fredericksburg, Va., is now $61 million, and the city may look at a special tax district to cover the cost of the project.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:06:33 +0000
New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeks http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187568/major-league-baseball/news/new-spring-training-plan-expected-from-astros-nats-in-coming-weeks http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187568/major-league-baseball/news/new-spring-training-plan-expected-from-astros-nats-in-coming-weeks Houston AstrosA new spring-training plan from the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals is expected in coming weeks, as the pair makes a run at a new site in West Palm Beach.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:39:58 +0000
Macomb County, General Sports announce new Utica (MI) summer-collegiate ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187567/independent-baseball/news/macomb-county-general-sports-announce-new-utica-mi-ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187567/independent-baseball/news/macomb-county-general-sports-announce-new-utica-mi-ballpark New Utica ballpark{jathumbnail off}

Macomb County (Michigan) and General Sports and Entertainment are collaborating on a new summer-collegiate league ballpark as part of a retail/condo development.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:01:03 +0000
Savannah asking citizens to weigh in on new Sand Gnats ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187566/minor-league-baseball/news/savannah-asking-citizens-to-weigh-in-on-new-sand-gnats-ballpark http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187566/minor-league-baseball/news/savannah-asking-citizens-to-weigh-in-on-new-sand-gnats-ballpark Savannah Sand GnatsSavannah residents are being asked to weigh in on a new Savannah Sand Gnats (Low Class A; Sally League) ballpark, as city officials want to determine public sentiment toward the project.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:27:52 +0000
Mississippi State unveils $40M Dudy Noble Field plan http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187565/college-baseball/features/mississippi-state-unveiled-40m-dudy-noble-field-plan http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187565/college-baseball/features/mississippi-state-unveiled-40m-dudy-noble-field-plan Dudy Noble Field{jathumbnail off}

Dudy Noble Field would be remade under a $40-million rebuilding plan unveiled by Mississippi State officials.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:15:04 +0000
He's back! Another epic meltdown for Joe Mikulik http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187562/minor-league-baseball/news/hes-back-another-epic-meltdown-for-joe-mikulik http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201408187562/minor-league-baseball/news/hes-back-another-epic-meltdown-for-joe-mikulik Joe Mikulik{jathumbnail off}

It wouldn't be a successful season if we didn't see a telecast-worthy meltdown from Joe Mikulik, and the longtime MiLB skipper didn't disappoint Sunday.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:09:58 +0000