We know most of you are here to read the latest on baseball and ballparks, but we produce several websites under the August Publications name, and here’s a look at the latest news from all.
On Spring Training Online this week:
- We brought readers an exclusive sneak peak at the Chicago Cubs spring-training facility. The challenge: bringing the best of Wrigley Field to HoHoKam Park’s replacement.
- We reported on Jim Crane’s efforts to bring Houston Astros spring training to Palm Beach Gardens. Crane told area residents the Astros and Blue Jays would be a great addition to Palm Beach County; residents were concerns about traffic and noise. Same as it ever was.
- We posted the 2014 Baltimore Orioles spring-training schedule. See you at Ed Smith Stadium this March.
From Arena Digest:
- The new Sacramento Kings (NBA) arena is to be smaller and funkier than expected, with dramatic outdoor plaza seating area and prime SRO areas.
- A first look at the Chase Bridges at the very top of Madison Square Garden — a unique enhancement to an older arena.
- A new $173-million DePaul University arena at McCormick Place is already generating economic activity in the surrounding area.
From Yellowstone Insider:
- Yellowstone National Park reopened after the U.S. government shutdown ended. The closing hit both potential visitors and local businesses/nonprofits.
- Researchers say the Yellowstone hotspot isn’t set to erupt in the next 2 million years or so. Residents of Cooke City can rest easy.
- The Albright Visitor Center, one of the more popular areas of Yellowstone National Park, is set to be renovated in 2014.
We also have some new books and websites in the works. Everyone says we’re entering a new phase of the economics of content, with content back in favor. We couldn’t agree more, so we have some new Websites and new books in development, including a title produced in conjunction with an MiLB circuit and the latest edition of our best-selling spring-training guides. Thanks to each and everty one of you for your interest and patronage; we truly appreciate it.
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