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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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Designs unveiled for Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, new spring home of the D-Backs and Rox

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are moving to some pretty swank surroundings in Spring Training 2011, if the renderings released by HKS are any indication. We have lots of renderings of the new Phoenix-area camp set to open next year. We suspect fans of both teams will be thrilled with the results. The complex […]

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New for 2011: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

The new spring-training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies has a name. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and their partners, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, announced today that their new Spring Training facility will be called Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The new complex is located at 7555 […]

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Marlins break ground on new ballpark; release ballpark renderings

The Florida Marlins broke ground on their new ballpark over the weekend, as well as releasing more details about the 37,000-seat retractable-roof facility The look for the new Florida Marlins ballpark, according to owner Jeffrey Loria, should reflect the distinctive architectural heritage of Miami: a sleek, cool style punctuated with pastels and plenty of access […]

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