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New Vikings stadium could host Gopher baseball — if the numbers work

February is an awfully cold time to be playing outdoor baseball in Minnesota, so University of Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson is working to make the new Minnesota Vikings stadium baseball-friendly — but the NFL team is skeptical about what he is proposing. The Vikings want to build a state-of-the-art stadium to replace the Metrodome, […]

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New for 2013: Bart Kaufman Field

The Indiana University has a name for its new ballpark: Bart Kaufman Field, named after a major donor to the $19.8-million baseball/softball project. Kaufman is a former IU baseball student-athlete and chairman and CEO of Indianapolis-area Kaufman Financial Corp. “Indiana University is deeply grateful to alumnus Bart Kaufman for his generosity toward the development of […]

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Hi Corbett Field / Arizona Wildcats

A venerable and historic baseball facility gets yet another new lease on life, as Tucson’s Hi Corbett Field — home to MLB spring training for decades — will be the home of the Arizona Wildcats beginning with the 2012 collegiate season. FAST FACTS Capacity: 9,500 Year Opened: 1937; renovated in 1992, 1997 and 1999 Dimensions: […]

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Metrodome repairs to begin today

Repairs to the roof of the Metrodome, normally the home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team, will begin today — appropriately enough, in a drizzle. The repairs should take the rest of the spring and a chunk of the summer, as three large panels will be replaced before the roof is reinflated. Then comes […]

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College season begins today

This is a big day in college baseball: junior colleges begin their seasons today with games, while Division I teams begin practices and scrimmages today. This should be an interesting college season, as the NCAA is instituting a few rule changes that should be quite apparent to fans. The first covers bat speed and bat […]

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