Ballparks Around The World: The Newest of Them All, ABC Supply Stadium

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to a brand new ballpark. It is even so brand new that it hasn't opened its doors yet. We are talking about ABC Supply Stadium, (near) future home of the Beloit Snappers. It can easily be said that ABC Supply Stadium saved baseball for …

Ballparks Around the World: Bancroft Memorial Park

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around the World," we pay attention to a ballpark you likely will never have heard of: Bancroft Memorial Park in Bancroft Iowa. I bumped into this little wooden ballpark when watching the documentary "Summer Ball." It is about the Bancroft Bandits, which plays in the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League. This …

Ballparks Around the World: TD Ameritrade Park

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around the World," we pay attention to the home of the Creighton Blue Jays and the College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park. With the demolition of Rosenblatt Stadium, both the Omaha Royals (AAA team of the MLB namesake) and the College World Series had to look for a new place. …

Ballparks Around the World: Las Vegas Ballpark, Summerlin NV

In this episode of "Ballparks Around the World" we pay attention to one of the newest ballparks in AAA: Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada, home of the Las Vegas Aviators. A view from the right field bleachers This episode comes rather quick after the previous one about Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Sydney, but yours …

Ballparks Around the World: Blacktown Stadium, Sydney

In this episode of "Ballparks Around the World, " we pay attention to the home of the Sydney Blue Sox: Blacktown Stadium. Blacktown Stadium opened its doors in 1999. In fact Blacktown is a big sports facility with several baseball and softball diamonds, two cricket grounds and a football field. The sports facility is located …

Ballparks Around the World: Labatt Memorial Park

In this episode of Ballparks Around the World, we pay attention to the oldest baseball grounds in the world: Labatt Memorial Park in London, Ontario in Canada. The ballpark opened its doors in 1877 as Tecumseh Park. That name would be used until 1936. Tecumseh Park was named after the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh who fought alongside the British during …

New Ballpark Looming At The Horizon For Tennessee Smokies

After the Knoxville Smokies left Knoxville in 2000 to move into their current Smokies Ballpark, the city of Knoxville is now looking to get the team back with a brand new ballpark. The new ballpark is part of a Old Town Knoxville upgrade that is expected to cost $142 million. The new ballpark is projected …

Rimini Ballpark Redeveloped

The ballpark of Junior Baseball Rimini, that was recently "promoted" to the Serie A, will be redeveloped. The refurbishment will cost around 200,000 Euros and it will affect the interior and the exterior. A rendering of the new look of the exterior of the ballpark. Emphasized are the club colors orange and black. The main …

Ballparks Around the World: Hoesch Park, Home of the Dortmund Wanderers

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around the World," we pay attention to Hoesch Park, home of the Dortmund Wanderers. The ballpark of the Dortmund Wanderers is beautifully located in Hoesch Park in the Northern part of Dortmund. The history of the park dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when a count bought …

Ballparks Around the World: Jay Littleton Ballpark, Ontario Ca.

In this episode of "Ballparks around the World", we pay attention to a little gem, hidden in a neighborhood of Ontario, California: Jay Littleton Ballpark. Jay Littleton Ballpark was constructed in 1937 at a cost of $20,000, when the wooden grandstand, which still stands today, was completed. The construction was part of the Works Progress …

Ballparks Around the World: Neptunus Familiestadion

It has been a while. But finally here is another edition of Ballparks Around the World. In today's episode we pay attention the the home field of baseball club Neptunus from Rotterdam: the Neptunus Familiestadion (family stadium). Baseball club Neptunus is located at the current site since 1945. In the years before the construction of …

Baseball Shorts: World Series in Same Stadium

The 2020 World Series are played at Globe Life Field, the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers. With the Series played in the same ballpark, the 2020 World Series is the fourth of which all games are played in the same stadium. The very first World Series that was played in the same stadium was the …

Municipality will look for buyer for ETO Ballpark in Hoofddorp

Last night, the city council of Haarlemmermeer made a decision regarding the ETO Ballpark, home of Hoofddorp Pioniers. Recently you could read here that a local political party presented a plan to sell the ballpark to the highest bidder. The city council had four options to choose from. All options would cost the municipality of …

Today in Baseball: Yankee Stadium opens its doors

Today, 97 years ago, the first official game was played at Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox were beaten 4-1 thanks to a home run by Babe Ruth. After John McGraw of the New York Giants made clear he didn't want to Yankees to return to the Polo Grounds after the 1922 season, the Yankees …

Baseball Shorts: Duffy’s Cliff

In today's episode of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to a phenomenon that Red Sox fans will surely know. It is a phenomenon that could be found in Fenway Park. Duffy’s Cliff was a ten-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left-field wall from the day the park opened in 1912 until …

Renderings of downtown Kansas City ballpark presented

Yesterday, Kansas City-based design company Pendulum has presented its vision on a downtown ballpark in Kansas City. In the past months, there have been rumors about several locations in downtown Kansas City. But so far the club hasn't made a decision on leaving Kauffman Stadium. The renderings unveiled by Pendulum showed a 30,000 seater in …

Ballparks around the World: Loek Loevendie Ballpark

In this episode of Ballparks around the World, we pay attention to the home field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates: Loek Loevendie Ballpark. The facility opened in the year 2000 and was renamed after the founder of Pirates, Loek Loevendie in 2019. Of course, Pirates started as a baseball branch of the Amsterdam based soccer club …

Buckwalter Stadium: A ballpark left to rot

I bumped into this Youtube video the other day. It is about the former ballpark in Meridian MS, Buckwalter Stadium.  The ballpark was built in the 1930s and after several runs of the Cotton States League, it was left alone as nature slowly took over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sy7NUlFGtY Professional baseball was played in Meridian since 1905 for …