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2013 Best Ballpark Renovation Over $1M: McKechnie Field

The oldest ballpark in spring training received a dramatic facelift for 2013 that benefited both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders, earning recognition from Ballpark Digest for Best Renovation (Over $1 Million) of the season. It’s the most historic venue in spring training, a place where Roberto Clemente worked his way into shape, Henry Aaron […]

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More records fall, this time toppled by Bradenton Marauders

Another attendance record in the books: Helped by a $10-million renovation of McKechnie Field, the Bradenton Marauders (High Class A; Florida State League) set franchise records for overall attendance and average attendance. At the end of the day, 109,845 fans attended Marauders games this season, an average of 1,772 per game in the fourth season […]

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The Week That Was: August 5

The World Baseball Classic, El Paso, new Yankee Stadium and the future of the Tampa Bay Rays were on the minds of Ballpark Digest readers this week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Israel preps for WBC PCL approves El Paso purchase of T-Padres New Yankee Stadium less intimidating? […]

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The Week That Was: July 29

The sad demise of the London Rippers, ballpark changes for 2013 and potential ballpark deals in Hagerstown and Oakland. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. Developer: I can build new A’s ballpark with private financing Rippers pull out of Frontier League; to be replaced by road […]

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