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Best of 2015: #2, Best of the Ballparks

We end 2015 with a countdown of the 10 biggest stories of the year on Ballpark Digest, as chosen by editors and partially based on page views. Today, #2: The Battle of the Ballparks, where we asked fans to weigh in on their favorite ballparks, from rookie leagues to Major League Baseball. (more…)

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2015 Organization of the Year: Goldklang Group

By any measure, it was a very good season for the four teams owned by the Goldklang Group: Record-setting attendance in St. Paul and Charleston, continued excellence in Hudson Valley and Pittsfield, and the opening of the amazingly popular CHS Field. These accomplishments earned the Goldklang Group Ballpark Digest’s Organization of the Year for 2015. […]

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2015 Best Major Ballpark Renovation: CenturyLink Sports Complex/Hammond Stadium

It was a two-year project, an extreme makeover designed to keep spring-training, regular-season and developmental operations running while the CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium were renovated and expanded — a project that earned Ballpark Digest’s Best Major Ballpark Renovation of 2015. (more…)

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2015 Best Ballpark Renovation Award: AutoZone Park

New owners usually mean ballpark changes, and that was especially true this past season, when the St. Louis Cardinals took over the Memphis Redbirds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and immediately committed to significantly enhancing the fan experience. The extensive improvements earned AutoZone Park Ballpark Digest’s Best Ballpark Renovation (Over $6M/Under $20M) for 2015. (more…)

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