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Three architectural firms bid on PNC Field renovations

Three firms — Ewing Cole, L.R. Kimball and Populous — submitted bids to provide design services on the renovation of PNC Field, the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League), slated to begin at the end of the 2011 season. All three have experience with minor-league ballparks, both on new construction and renovations. […]

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Debate rages over SWB Yankees sale

Though Lackawanna County officials were on record as supporting a sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) a potential legal challenge from Luzerne County over the terms of the sale could complicate the matter for the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball. To say that a toxic situation exists in Moosic and beyond […]

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Yanks, Mandalay agree to buy SWB Yankees, unveil ballpark renovations

In a sweeping compromise, the New York Yankees and Mandalay Baseball will buy the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) and oversee a $40-million renovation of PNC Field. The Yanks and Mandalay will exercise their option to buy the troubled Triple-A franchise for $14.6 million. As part of the compromise agreement, first reported here last […]

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Red Sox outline 2011 improvements to Fenway Park

The ten-year makeover of Fenway Park will be completed for the 2011 season, as the Boston Red Sox will install three high-def videoboard and scoring displays, repair and waterproof the right-field lower seating bowl, and once again expand concessions in anticipation of the ballpark’s 100th anniversary in 1912. Though many of the improvements over the […]

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Warner Park renovations approved

Warner Park, the home of the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), will be improved before the 2011 season with new bleachers, a new grandstand and more under a plan approved by the city’s Board of Estimates yesterday. The city will spend $800,000 on new Warner Park bleachers, with the Mallards kicking in at least […]

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