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Mississippi State unveils $40M Dudy Noble Field plan

Dudy Noble Field would be remade under a $40-million rebuilding plan unveiled by Mississippi State officials. The Jackson, Miss., design team of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture and national sports-architecture design firm Populous, in consultation with MSU alum Janet Marie Smith, has produced the proposed Dudy Noble Field Master Plan concept. Populous has designed 20 of […]

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Big day for Big Top Baseball

Here’s an interesting stat for you: The Madison Mallards, Kenosha Kingfish, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) all hosted home games last Saturday night and drew 12,596 fans between the four teams. This is the first year Big Top Baseball has fielded four separate teams: the Mallards came first, followed […]

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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. The naming-rights deal runs through December 2023.  “We are privileged to establish this partnership with First NBC Bank.  We have enjoyed working with Mr. Ashton Ryan and his team […]

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City commits additional spending on Hoover Met; concerts now target

Seeking to diversify the offerings at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the local city council pledged $352,000 in additional facility improvements, including a big electrical-system upgraded needed to attract big-time musical tours. All in all, the city has authorized $1.5 million in ballpark upgrades since the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) moved to a new downtown […]

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