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Restoring Duncan Park Stadium

It’s important to know that ballpark restoration is a ongoing process, as the folks in Spartanburg (S.C.) discovered when tackling the restoration of Duncan Park Stadium, former home to minor-league and summer-collegiate baseball. Opening in 1926, Duncan Park Stadium was home to many MiLB teams over the years, including a long stint by the Spartanburg […]

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Goodbye to Greer Stadium

No preservationists have stepped forward to demand its survival, and with a spiffy new ballpark on the way, we’re guessing there won’t be too many tears shed tonight during the last Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) game at Greer Stadium. Greer Stadium opened in 1978 as the home of the Sounds, and along […]

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Paul McCartney leads last event at Candlestick Park

The Beatles ended their concert career at Candlestick Park, so it’s appropriate Paul McCartney played the last event in the 54-year-old stadium’s history. The concert, which drew 49,000 to the former home of the San Francisco Giants, was a rollicking sendoff to From SFGate: It was rocking inside the soon-to-be-demolished wind tunnel that long was […]

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Final days of Knights Stadium

With the property sold and a business plan in place, all that’s left is to tear down Knights Stadium, former home of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) in coming months. Cato Corp., a Charlotte-based clothing retailer, has indeed closed on the purchase of the now-empty Fort Mill, S.C. ballpark site for $841,284. The […]

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