Ballparks around the World: Stade Canac, Québec

It has been a while but in this episode of Ballparks around the World we pay attention to the home of the Québec Capitales (independent CanAm League), Stade Municipal in Québec, North America's only walled city. In 1937, Canada suffered from the great depression, just as most other countries of the world. Prime Minister of …

Kannapolis Intimidators will get new stadium

In a Tweet, by local station WSOCTV, it was announced the Kannapolis Intimidators (A Full Season South Atlantic League, Chicago White Sox affiliate) will get a new stadium. The pitch for a new ballpark started in 2016. Lots of debates and city council meetings were needed to get the decisive vote for the $52 million …

San Antonio Missions: An era comes to an end

With the 3-0 sweep by the Tulsa Drillers in the championship series, a Texas League era in San Antonio comes to an end. An era that began in 1888 and with some hiatuses, the city was a long-lasting member of the Texas League until yesterday. Until yesterday as the AA San Antonio Missions are no …

Upcoming changes in Minor League Baseball

With the MiLB season nearing its end, there will be several changes for the 2019 season. Of course, there will be some affiliation changes as many PDCs expire after the 2018 season but there will several moves of teams due to the big overhaul by the Elmore Sports Group. And another team will move into …

Charm offensive by MLB

Major League Baseball announced that regular season games will precede tournaments like the 2019 NCAA College World Series. This game will be a regular season game. The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will face each other in the week the College World Series opens at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The Tigers-Royals game would …

Orem Owlz reportedly on the move

The Orem Owlz, the advanced rookie team of the Los Angeles Angels, will leave Orem and head to Pueblo, CO. The local news channel News 5 comes with this news even though the city council of Pueblo hasn't approved the funding of the future ballpark yet. According to the news channel, an official announcement will …

Rickwood Classic to be played in Rickwood Field again today

After a year of absence, Rickwood Field is back as the venue where the Rickwood Classic is played. Last season, much-needed repairs forced the turn-back-the-clock game to be canceled. This year, the Birmingham Barons will host the Chattanooga Lookouts. The Barons will wear throwback grey uniforms and caps from the fifties with text in the …

Final Big League Weekend at Cashman Field

Last weekend, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians took on each other in the annual Las Vegas Big League Weekend. This event is organized every year and hosts two MLB clubs to play a set of spring training games in Sin City. This year's edition was the very last held at Cashman Field as …

BayBears leaving Mobile almost a done deal

With the approval of the construction of a $48 million ballpark in Madison, AL, it has become clear the BayBears will leave Mobile after the 2019 season.  Future Madison ballpark funding of the 7,000 seat AA ballpark was approved by the Madison City Council on Monday night. The Huntsville suburb plans a lot of activities next …

Worcester in the mix to lure PawSox too

Just days after Yale architect students shared their point of view on a future ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a local Worcester MA newspaper spread the news about the city discussing a possible move of the PawSox. Several city and state officials and several team executives met on Monday to discuss the possibility of …

Yale students unveil PawSox ballpark renderings

Even though nothing is engraved in stone yet regarding the location of the future ballpark of the Pawtucket Red Sox, two students of the renowned Yale University have shown their vision on the future ballpark. The two students who are in their third year studying for master’s degrees in architecture presented their conceptual ideas for …

Future 51s ballpark approved by county

The plans for the future Las Vegas 51s ballpark have been approved by the Clark County commissioners. This approval opens the road to Summerlin, where the Howard Hughes Corporation wants to build a 10,000 seat ballpark. “This is a big green light in the project,” company spokesman and vice president Tom Warden said after the …

51s will move into new ballpark in 2019

Last night, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors approving a marketing partnership that gives LVCVA naming rights and thus opens the way for a new downtown ballpark in Summerlin as a new home for the Las Vegas 51s. The stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 (minimum standard of AAA baseball) and …

New 51s ballpark seems to be close

A sign that a new ballpark for the Las Vegas 51s is at hand is a naming rights deal that is about to be signed. A $80 million 20-year deal could be approved by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week. The naming-rights deal with Clark County Las Vegas Stadium LLC, the 51s owner, …

Stadium lease deal in place in Amarillo

Earlier this month you could read a post about an eventual move of the San Antonio Missions to Witchita even though very unlikely. Well, we can scratch Wichita as possible Texas League city as the Elmore Sports Group has signed a stadium lease deal with the city of Amarillo. The Elmore Sports Group committed to …

Wichita an affiliated city again?

The other week, Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita, KS, stated the city will announce a minor league affiliation by the end of the year. A bold statement. Is Wichita playing bluff poker or does the city have a trick on its sleeve? After I read the announcement, I have been thinking: "Which team of which …

Miniature golf at Modern Woodmen Park

Through the years, Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (A Full Season affiliate of the Houston Astros), has become a kind of fun fair. Next to the Ferris wheel behind left field and the carousel the team acquired in the last off season, there will be another attraction (or distraction from baseball?).  …