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One last look at Cooper Stadium

We’re in the middle of our Target Field/Midway Stadium day-night doubleheader, but we thought you’d like to see this shot: the ongoing demolition and repurposing of Cooper Stadium, former home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League). As you’ll recall, Cooper Stadium, which opened in 1932, has sat empty since the Clippers moved to […]

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Goodbye to Cooper Stadium

The former home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League) is no more, as the wrecking ball took down the 84-year-old ballpark this week. Cooper Stadium, which opened in 1932, has sat empty since the Clippers move to a new downtown ballpark, Huntington Park, in 2009. Even before the Clippers moved there was a […]

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Big Ten tourney up for grabs

The Big Ten baseball tournament is up after this year’s tourney in Columbus, with several ballpark operators already submitting bids — including two in Omaha. The tournament is held in late May, with the winner awarded an automatic NCAA tourney bid. Since moving to a neutral site the tournament has been held in Columbus, with […]

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Racing proposal at Cooper Stadium draws opposition

A proposal to convert Cooper Stadium, the former home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League), to a racetrack is drawing continued opposition from neighborhood groups, who fear it will negatively impact land values. The ballpark has been empty since the Clippers moved to downtown’s Huntington Park, but Arshot Investment Corp. has been working […]

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Huntington Park / Columbus Clippers

With a stunning design, strong sense of history and the latest in fan comforts, Huntington Park comes close to being the perfect baseball facility. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 2009 Capacity: 10,000 (7,600 seats, 1,200 specialty seats, 1,200 lawn/SRO spots) Number of Suites: 32, with 42 loge boxes Owner: Franklin County Architect: 360 Architecture Naming Rights: […]

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