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Rangers planning $10M in ballpark upgrades

The Texas Rangers are planning $10 million in ballpark upgrades at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for 2013, including new seating closer to the field and enhanced concessions behind home plate. The backstop would be moved closer to the field and a row of premium seating added. In addition, concessions behind home plate would be enhanced and expanded. […]

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Jackson County: Royals ballpark money should be spent on ballpark

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders wants to see a long-term plan for improvements at Kauffman Stadium, arguing that state and city money for improvements isn’t being spent on the facility. His argument is a little esoteric, so follow along carefully. There are two pots of money used for Kauffman Stadium improvements. The larger, a three-eighth-cent sales […]

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Lake Monsters unveil Centennial Field improvements

With a long-term commitment from the University of Vermont in place, the Vermont Lake Monsters (short season A: NY-Penn League) announced the 2012 improvements to Centennial Field. The most noticeable upgrade: a new 27-foot by 16-foot videoboard and new scoreboard in left field provided by Total Sports Entertainment. The videoboard will give all fans a new […]

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Loggers to underwrite UW-La Crosse program, renovate Copeland Park

In an unusual partnership, the La Crosse Loggers (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) will underwrite the UW-La Crosse baseball program and work together on fundraising for Copeland Park improvements. Finances has been an issue for the UW-La Crosse baseball program for years; the program was almost cut in 2009 and the coaches shifted to an unpaid […]

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More ballpark changes in South Bend

After unveiling $8 million in improvements to Covaleski Stadium last season, the South Bend Silver Hawks (Low Class A; Midwest League) are pushing out more ballpark fun this season. New owner Andrew Berlin says he’s spend $2 million on additional ballpark improvements this season and wants to see the city do even more in the […]

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Milwaukee, Phoenix extend Maryvale Baseball Park lease for three years

The Milwaukee Brewers and the city of Phoenix are extending the team’s spring-training lease at Maryvale Baseball Park for three years and will negotiate a new, longer agreement. The three-year lease extension calls for $1.5 million in improvements immediately, and the two sides will discuss more improvements in further lease negotiations. The improvements will be […]

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