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Bleachers out, chairback seating on tap for Lamade Stadium

Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the home of the Little League Baseball World Series, will be upgraded before the 2013 event to feature total chairback seating in the grandstand. There already was chairback seating in Sections 1-3; the project will take out bleachers in Sections 4-5 and add chairback seating there. Renovations to the ballpark will […]

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West Chester ballpark proposal on life support

A proposed West Chester (Pa.) ballpark is in serious trouble, with the full Borough Council expected to give up the ghost on the project tonight after the city’s redevelopment agency recommended it be rejected. The ballpark funding, as proposed by the Turk’s Head Stadium Alliance, included $14 million in state funding from the Redevelopment Assistance […]

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Another indy league on the horizon?

Reps from the startup Ultimate Baseball League say they’re forming a new six-team league to begin play in 2012 and pitched Johnstown (Pa.) officials last night on placing a team in Point Stadium. Andrew Haines, the man behind the American Indoor Football League and the new Ultimate Indoor Football League, says the league’s footprint could […]

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The next big thing: Artificial turf

Forget about the old days of AstroTurf, the artificial turf with practically no padding, the stuff that killed careers — or certainly impacted them, as Andre Dawson can attest. Today’s artificial turf is making a resurgence in indy and college ballparks, as the product has improved significantly in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago […]

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West Chester: We need serious ballpark proposal before proceeding

West Chester (Pa.) officials sound enthusiastic about the prospect of a new MiLB ballpark, but the Borough Council is running into a huge obstacle: there’s no actual ballpark proposal on the table and no official documentation that land for the project is actually for sale at an affordable price. The ballpark, which could potentially house […]

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Renovation of the Year: Metro Bank Park

In the past, Metro Bank Park occupied a prime piece of real estate on Harrisburg’s City Island, but the ballpark didn’t measure up to the location. To make things worse, it was prone to flooding. Instead of giving up on the old place, the city of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Senators embarked on an ambitious […]

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