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Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Limited posting today, as we're headed to Chicago for the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, fo...

Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe

Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe

Not every great ballplayer plied their trade in an MLB ballpark, as you'll see in Jesse Goldberg-Strass...

Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays are pricing out improvements to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and the Englebert tra...

Franklin moves forward with new Milwaukee-area ballpark plan

Franklin moves forward with new Milwaukee-area ballpark plan

A new $10.5-million ballpark for an independent Frontier League team in the Milwaukee suburb of Frankli...

Yankee Stadium to host MLS soccer: report

Yankee Stadium to host MLS soccer: report

Despite objections from MLB officials, Yankee Stadium is poised to host New York City FC games beginning ...

Barons set another attendance record

Barons set another attendance record

Wow: April 14 and we're already discussing attendance records, as the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) broke an attendance record dating back to the Michael Jordan era.

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River Bandits expand scholarship program

River Bandits expand scholarship program

It already was one of the most unique team initiatives in MiLB, and now the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) have brought in a new partner to expand the Bandit Scholars Program.

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A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

It's a new era in North Carolina baseball as the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) open a new Uptown ballpark tonight. Our Mark Cryan was on hand yesterday for a sneak preview.

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Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

Blue Jays: Let's price out spring-training upgrades in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays are pricing out improvements to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and the Englebert training complex to determine whether the team keeps training in Dunedin.

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Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other...

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Franklin moves forward with new Milwaukee-area ballpark plan

Franklin moves forward with new Milwaukee-area ballpark plan

A new $10.5-million ballpark for an independent Frontier League team in the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin could be backed by a city-backed TIF district under a plan floated by local officials.

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Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Professional baseball teams are always looking for a new way to reach fans, and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) have come upon a unique marketing tool: a Kickstarter campaign to fina...

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville's Bosse Field.

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Another final season for Capital City Stadium

Another final season for Capital City Stadium

For the third year in a row, the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) will celebrate a final season at historic Capital City Stadium -- and this year it may stick.

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New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

The University of New Orleans has sold naming rights to Maestri Field at Privateer Park, with the newly renovated ballpark now known as First NBC Ballpark.

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Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field / Rollins College Tars / Winter Park Diamond Dawgs

Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field / Rollins College Tars / Winter Park Diamond Dawgs

Tucked away off Winter Park's main drag, Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field has hosted baseball since 1926 and is home to one of the great traditional college-baseball tournaments, Baseball Week.

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Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Ballpark Digest on the road in the Windy City

Limited posting today, as we're headed to Chicago for the grand opening of Curtis Granderson Stadium, followed by a U.S. Cellular Field trip tonight and the annual trek to Wrigley Field tomorrow.

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Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

As the Sulphur Dell area once hosted a graveyard, it's no surprise that historic artifacts were indeed found at the construction site of a new Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark the...

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Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

With Alexandria (La.) officials proposing to tear down Bringhurst Field, home to baseball there since 1933, locals are seeking to save the historic facility.

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