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Work continues on new WVU ballpark

WVU athletic director Oiiver Luck says work continues on a new ballpark for the Mountaineers and potentially a minor-league baseball team. The plan, proposed by Luck and developer Mon-View LLC, calls for the establishment of a tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Morgantown, with the proceedings funding a new ballpark at the proposed University Town Center complex. Two counties have already signed off […]

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Mandalay, Braves to update Wilmington on ballpark

We’ll know more about a proposed Wilmington (N.C.) ballpark when Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves update city officials on funding and site plans. Progress on the new ballpark has been fairly swift, with National Sports Services commissioned to scout out potential ballpark sites and identify possible revenue streams. Mandalay officials say they can […]

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Northwoods League exploring Blaine ballpark

Another effort to bring a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team to the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will be studied in the coming two months. The National Sports Center in suburban Minneapolis is a large, multifacility complex housing arenas, soccer facilities and ballfields; it’s been eyed for several years by the Northwoods League and potential […]

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Renderings released for PNC Field renovations

We have a first detailed look at the potential renovations for PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), with Lackawanna County releasing renderings. The ballpark renovation is slated to begin any day now; construction can’t begin until the sale of the SWB Yankees to the Mandalay Baseball Properties/New York Yankees partnership, […]

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Birmingham mulls changes in ballpark design team

We sense a little Schadenfreude in the air: Birmingham Mayor William Bell is seeking to eliminate two local architects from the design team for a new downtown Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) ballpark. The Birmingham News is reporting the mayor’s office is working to remove Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio and Hoskins Architecture from the […]

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Mandalay, Braves to pursue private financing for new Wilmington ballpark

Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves will pursue private financing for a new waterfront Wilmington (N.C.) ballpark, though some public money may end up being part of the deal. At a press conference this morning, Mandalay’s Rich Neumann and the Braves’ Mike Plant announced they’d be working on primarily private financing for the ballpark […]

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