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Old July 9th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #141
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I'm all for fewer outfield seats. A ballpark with a capacity of under 25,000 should have a minimum of fair territory outfield seating anyway.
Outfield seats don't have an ideal view, but kids like sitting there with the hope they will catch a home run ball.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #142
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Outfield seats don't have an ideal view, but kids like sitting there with the hope they will catch a home run ball.
Build a grassy berm then.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #143
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Mulcahy Stadium

Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.
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isn't that where they play the Midnight Game?
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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #145
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I'm all for fewer outfield seats. A ballpark with a capacity of under 25,000 should have a minimum of fair territory outfield seating anyway.
TD has no more outfield seating than Rosenblatt did.

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About "flavor", give me angles, give me varying wall heights anyday. You could have the same angles in left and in right, without favoring anybody.
A stadium built without site constraints should not possess unnecessary quirks. E.O.D..

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Something that hasn't been discussed is why is Omaha, Nebraska the permanent home of the College World Series? Why isn't there a rotation of sites?


But seriously, Omaha is to college baseball as Oklahoma City is to softball as Williamsport is to Little League.

There's some things you just don't screw with.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #146
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TD has no more outfield seating than Rosenblatt did.


A stadium built without site constraints should not possess unnecessary quirks. E.O.D..




But seriously, Omaha is to college baseball as Oklahoma City is to softball as Williamsport is to Little League.

There's some things you just don't screw with.
Agreed!All three of those venues are top notch for each respective sport!
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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:39 PM   #147
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isn't that where they play the Midnight Game?
No, that's in Fairbanks.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #148
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isn't that where they play the Midnight Game?
They play the Midnight Sun Game at Growden Park in Fairbanks every summer solstice. Hosted by the summer collegiate Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks since 1960, though the first game was played in 1906. First pitch around 10:30 p.m. and the game is played without lights. This year however, the umpire suspended the game because of darkness around 1:00 a.m., unpopular decision, and the game was resumed the next afternoon.

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Growden Park had or has several box seats from old Sick's Stadium in Seattle. Visiting teams slept in old trailers dubbed "Olympic Village" on the third base side that were used when the Trans-Alaska pipeline was built. The city of Fairbanks had the trailers removed in recent years.
http://www.goldpanners.com/Pictures/...den/index.html

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Old July 15th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #149
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Mulcahy Stadium 2010 FieldTurf ceremony



The place is still a dump.
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Victory Field, Indianapolis, IN (courtesy of Carl Van Rooy (vanrooy_13))
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Huntington Park, Columbus, OH (courtesy of Official Columbus Clippers)
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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #151
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2003 Plane Crash behind Mulcahy Stadium

Plane crashes during game between Goldpanners and Bucs.

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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #152
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WOW Thats Crasy !
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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #153
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Omaha Nighthawks game at TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Nebraska



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Old October 20th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #154
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I so wish Portland, Oregon had a gem like this.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #155
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Omaha's Ballparks...

TD Ameritrade Park




Werner Park



Rosenblatt Stadium


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TD Ameritrade Park has a really nice shape too it. it looks like the sight-lines are great all around.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 05:50 AM   #157
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Bosse Field in Evansville, IN (1915)
Owner: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp.
Teams: Evansville Otters (Ind-Frontier League; A), local high schools
Capacity: 5181
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Bosse Field by systemsrelaunch, on Flickr

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Bosse Field 7/2/2011 by Evansville Blog, on Flickr

It was used in "A League Of Their Own" as home of the Racine Belles, along with Huntington's League Park (posted earlier). Just like League Park it still has some of the ads from the movie up:

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#baseball in #evansville #indiana at Bosse Field, which was used as a location in "A League of Their Own". by wittman_howell, on Flickr

Here in the Jacobsville neighborhood with Garvin Park
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Bosse Field by Sports Addiction, on Flickr

It was also used by a short lived NFL team named the Crimson Giants
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Bosse Field by Sports Addiction, on Flickr

Before the "Inner Fence" was installed it was 476 feet to the center field wall. Using the old wall there has never been a home run hit to center.

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Bosse Field by mr clickit, on Flickr

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Old October 24th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #158
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I like Bosse Field, it's neat. It kind of reminds me of Gill Stadium in New Hampshire, but they don't use that for baseball anymore.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #159
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An El Paso group wants to build a new downtown ballpark, pretty ridiculous considering Cohen Stadium is still a nice facility... From BallparkDigest:

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An El Paso investment group is looking at building a privately financed ballpark in downtown El Paso and buying the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) for relocation.

The group, as outlined in today's El Paso Times, would be taking advantage of Escondido, Cal., to close on funding for a new ballpark after the state of California changed how proceeds from redevelopment agencies are distributed; instead of going back into the community, the state dissolved all city and county redevelopment agencies and directed the proceeds to fund essential services.

So that means Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) owner Jeff Moorad will be looking to sell the franchise he bought from Merritt Paulson, the former Portland Beavers. Tucson is not seen as a permanent home for the team, and it sounds like a deal could be done in a couple months.

Whether the group has enough money or borrowing capacity to build a new downtown ballpark and buy the team remains to be seen. You can do a new bare-boned ballpark for $15 million (as was the case in Pensacola), but that also required a lot of city money for infrastructure. For a Triple-A ballpark, you're probably looking at a minimum of $20 to $25 million to build a ballpark near Union Depot; add in the cost of the team, and you're looking at between $40 million to $50 million, easily. Cohen Stadium would not be part of the mix: the team would play in Tucson until the ballpark is completed. And while El Paso is a safer town than it was in the past, it's not exactly an affluent city, either.

The El Paso group isn't the only one seeking the team; a group from Boise has also met with Moorad about buying the team, which will surely go for more than $17 million if there's a bidding war involved. In Boise, a team would play at a new downtown ballpark; ironically, former El Paso Diablos (Class AA; Texas League) owner Bill Pereira is involved with the Boise bid.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:07 PM   #160
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Northern California (particularly the Bay Area and Napa Valley), has some really nice little wooden ballparks with covered grandstands...

Washington Park, Santa Clara, CA (Thanks to Ballpark Reviews for the pics)



Recreation Park, Healdsburg, CA (Thanks to Ballpark Business for the pics)



Washington Park, Burlingame, CA (Thanks to the City of Burlingame and Baseball Blues for the pics)



Southern California also has a nice little wooden ballpark...

Jay Littleton Ballpark, Ontario, CA (Thanks to The World on Wheels for the pics)





My favorite website, Digital Ballparks, also has a nice set of Jay Littleton Ballpark pics...
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