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Another WPA ballpark to bite the dust

Al Krueger Field, a Perham (Minn.) WPA ballpark that’s hosted Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) exhibitions, is slated to be torn down because of unsafe conditions. Some background. In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) launched as an initiative from the Roosevelt Administration to bring financial relief necessitated by the Great Depression. It expanded on […]

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Waterbury debates Municipal Stadium renovation

Eighty-two-year-old Municipal Stadium would be renovated under a $7-million plan currently under debate by Waterbury (Ct.) Board of Aldermen. The ballpark, formerly home to the Eastern League professional and independent-league baseball teams (including the charmingly named Waterbury Timers), is deteriorating rapidly. Under the plan, the ballpark’s stone facade would be restored, the press box would […]

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Hagerstown Suns in play

If extensive improvements aren’t funded at Municipal Stadium, it looks like the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) will end up moving — but a final destination is far from set. The Suns ownership, virtually since taking over the team, has been lobbying for improvements to the ballpark. Indeed, a $10-million improvement plan for […]

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Suns-GreenJackets game scrapped after light falls on field

Tonight’s Hagerstown Suns-Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) was cancelled after a light stanchion fell on the field of play when heavy rains and winds whipped through Municipal Stadium. It’s caused the Suns front office to improvise. Down a light, the team will play tomorrow’s game against the Greenville Drive at 3:05 p.m. instead […]

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Progressive Field / Cleveland Indians

Address: 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, 44115. Cost: $173 million, although there were later costs combined with the Quicken Loans Arena construction. Architect: Populous. Owner: Gateway Economic Development Corp. Capacity: 45,109 (includes 500 SROs and 400 on the party deck). Dimensions: 325L, 370LC, 400C, 375RC, 325R. LF wall height: 19 feet; CF/RF wall height: 9 feet. […]

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