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The Week That Was: July 15

Tampa Bay attendance woes, MLB TV contracts, a new El Paso ballpark and spring training made news this week. The most popular stories of the past seven days on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Selig: Rays attendance is “inexcusable” NBC vying for piece of MLB media-rights pie? El Paso: Let’s sell Cohen Stadium […]

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NBC vying for piece of MLB media-rights pie?

With the exclusive-bargaining window closed for its current media partners, Major League Baseball is reportedly fielding an offer from NBC Sports to join the broadcasting fold.  Right now there are three MLB broadcast partners: Fox, paying $257.1 million for Saturday, All-Star and World Series games; ESPN, paying $306 million for Sunday night games; and Turner, […]

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Lawrence-Dumont Stadium / Wichita Wingnuts

You will take a step back in baseball history when you visit Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, located on the southwest edge of downtown Wichita. Home to the American Association’s Wichita Wingnuts and the National Baseball Congress (NBC), the 1934-built ballpark features a treasure trove of baseball history. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1934 Capacity: 6,400 (3,000 chairback seats, […]

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