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Topping ceremony at new Marlins ballpark set for Friday

The Florida Marlins will reach an important milestone this Friday: the team and its construction/design partners have scheduled a topping-out ceremony to mark the installation of the final structural piece of steel to be installed on the new ballpark’s retractable roof. A topping-out ceremony is a big tradition in the construction world: to mark an […]

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Barton Malow, Linbeck land design/build contract for new Sugar Land ballpark

The team of Michigan-based Barton Malow and Houston-based Linbeck landed the preferred design/build contractor designation from Sugar Land (Texas) for the construction of StarTex Power Field, the new home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League), pending a final agreement on terms. Fourteen companies submitted proposals for the Design/Build contract, and Sugar Land selected […]

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New ballpark pitched in Malden

Here’s a name from the past: Alexander Bok, who pitched a new independent-league ballpark to Boston officials back in 2006, is back with another plan for a privately financed ballpark in Malden, Mass. The plan from Bok and a set of investors: build a $30-$35-million privately financed ballpark on the edge of Malden Center on […]

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Thinking big in Escondido

The city of Escondido (Cal.) certainly is thinking big when it comes to a new home for the wandering Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League): What began as a $50 million ballpark has now expanded to a $180-million, 150-acre Sports Entertainment District, which could tie up every penny of city development money for years. […]

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Amarillo mulls downtown ballpark

Amarillo (Texas) is laying the groundwork for a new ballpark, as a downtown organization is working with the city on generating proposals for a private/public partnership on a new baseball facility; meanwhile, Potter County is still seeking a tenant for its ballpark. The organization, Downtown Amarillo, recently presented the city with a game plan to […]

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Squabbling could derail new SWB Yankees ballpark

A spat between Luzerne and Lackawanna counties over the proceeds of the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) could imperil $20 million in state money already earmarked for a new ballpark, according to Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell. We’re talking a pretty serious split here: Luzerne County has already filed suit to prevent […]

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