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Elkhart revives ballpark plans

Put aside because of the bad economy two years ago, a plan for a new ballpark in Elkhart, Ind., for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team is back on the table. The plan for a $12-million, 2,000-seat ballpark originally featured $5 million in public funding from Elkhart County, but it was suspended in 2010 because of […]

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Whiting to host MCL All-Star Game

Some more All-Star news for you: Whiting, Indiana is hosting the 2011 Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game at Oil City Stadium at Standard Diamonds Park next week on July 13, with Ron Kittle serving as master of ceremonies. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., preceded by a scout evaluation and workout by the MCL All-Star […]

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TinCaps once again exceed attendance projections; city receives windfall

More good news arising from Parkview Field, the home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League): yesterday $141,314 went into a capital-improvement fund set up to address ballpark maintenance — and that amount is some 66 percent higher than expected. Hardball Capital, owners of the TinCaps, paid $141,314 to the city as […]

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The Week That Was: October 2

Here are the most popular stories published in Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week: new ballparks in Potomac and Westfield; a baseball institution drops baseball; and the continuing follies in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over a new ballpark. Westfield approves site for sports complex, complete with new ballpark P-Nats, […]

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Westfield approves site for sports complex, complete with new ballpark

Westfield, Indiana wants to see itself as the Family Sports Capital of America and is embarking on what could be a billion-dollar sports complex, complete with a 5,000-seat minor-league ballpark. It is an ambitious project, to say the least, encompassing some 300 acres and potentially costing a billion dollars by the time all is said […]

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