Ballparks Around The World: PK Park

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to PK Park in Eugene, Oregon, home of the NCAA's (Pac-12 Conference) Oregon Ducks and MiLB's Eugene Emeralds. photo: goducks.com After three decades of being nothing more than a club sport, the baseball program at the University of Oregon was revived in 2009. A …

Ballparks Around The World: Jackie Robinson Stadium

In this episode of Ballparks Around The World, we pay attention to Jackie Robinson Stadium, home of the baseball team of the UCLA Bruins. The ballpark is located in West Los Angeles, adjacent to Interstate 405. Compared to the college ballparks shown in the previous weeks, the ballpark isn't as super-duper but it is a …

Ballparks Around The World: Rudy Abbott Field at Jim Case Stadium

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to Rudy Abbott Field at Jim Case Stadium, home of the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks. Rudy Abbott Field at Jim Case Stadium opened its doors in 1995. Back then it was only called Rudy Abbott Field but after a revitalization of the facility in …

Ballparks Around The World: O’Brate Stadium

In today's episode of "Ballparks Around The World," we pay attention to the home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 Conference), O'Brate Stadium, a state-of-the-art ballpark, located in Stillwater Oklahoma, that opened its doors in 2020. The dedication was on May 21, 2021, when former US President George W. Bush threw out the first …

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 …

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