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Old May 8th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #1
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Minor League Baseball Stadium in the USA

Show some Minor League Stadiums!

Dr Pepper Field - 10,600
Frisco Rough Riders





New Stadium for a New Team in Downtown Dallas

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Dallas is building a minor league park downtown with the Rangers in Arlington? Sounds about right.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Rangers arnt going to move. Dallas would be better off with a Minor league team anyways. We are excited to back off.
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Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium Home of the Montgomery Biscuits, Montgomery, Alabama Capacity 7000-7500

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The outside is an old train shed. Without the signage and lighting, no one would know the difference between before or after the stadium was built.

The shed down the 1st Base line has a few suites in it.


Famous for the Trains creeping above the left field wall during games. Some have even been hit by home run balls.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #5
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^nice stadium. Love the name of the team!
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They sell jerseys if you're interested, haha.

I like Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, but it'll lose a lot of charm without the Coney Island rides behind it.
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I would have called them the Montgomery Burns.

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Old May 12th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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^ Lol.
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They sell jerseys if you're interested, haha.

I like Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, but it'll lose a lot of charm without the Coney Island rides behind it.
Keyspan Park is great.
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This is the Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium
Salem, VA
Capacity: 6300
Now home to the Salem Red Sox, Advanced Class- A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox\






An interactive panorama of the stadium: http://www.roanoke.com/wb/xp-200458
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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #11
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Richmond, Virginia, "The Diamond"
Former home of the Richmond Braves (from 1964-2008)
Capacity: 12,134



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Re: The above Richmond Diamond

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The Richmond Braves relocated to Gwinnett County, Georgia after the 2008 season. One factor in the franchise's decision to relocate was reportedly a failure to reach an agreement on building a new ballpark in Richmond. There was plan by a development group called the Richmond Baseball Initiative to build a new stadium in Shockoe Bottom near Main Street Station. Under the plan, the Richmond Braves would have moved to the new stadium while the Diamond would become the sole home to Virginia Commonwealth University athletics. VCU Baseball previously shared the facility with the Braves for home games. The Diamond is owned by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority, which currently leases the facility to VCU.
Below is a proposed stadium for Downtown Richmond that has, for some reason, faced much opposition: one of the reasons why minor league baseball left Richmond last year:



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* 200,000 s/f of Class A corporate headquarters-caliber office space
* 80,000 s/f of entertainment-oriented retail and restaurants
* 250 apartments (some overlooking ballpark)
* 300 hotel rooms (two hotels, one overlooking ballpark)
* 60 condominiums (some may overlook ballpark)
* 2 parking decks, plus surface parking, and
* Slave Trail and Heritage Center
* 1 ballpark; 8,500-capacity

The Ballpark:

* 6,500 traditional seats; 1,500 to 2,000 additional guests in restaurant/club, terraces, family zone, enclosed suites and picnic areas.
* Unique ballpark woven into the streetscapes of Shockoe Bottom.
* Adjoining historic buildings retained, restored and incorporated with rooftop "party decks" for groups.
* Extension of 17th Street Farmers' Market as main promenade into ballpark including open air pavilion, Shockoe Square entertainment area, and an "entertainment alley" between the ballpark and existing nearby businesses.
* Designed for expansion to 8,500 seats

Hopefully it wasn't inappropriate for me to post this in this thread...but it is a proposed minor league baseball stadium...
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Richmond, Virginia, "The Diamond"
Former home of the Richmond Braves (from 1964-2008)
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This really is a great place to watch a game, even though the architecture is pretty outdated.
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Yeah, I've never actually been to a game there, but from what I hear, Richmonders seem to have a fondness for the place.

The structure dates to 1985 so it is a bit outdated (architecturally) but more importantly it was in need of major repairs from what I've read, which, of course, is what caused the Richmond Braves to leave the city last season and head to Gwinnett County GA where they just opened a brand new 10k seat stadium in April of 09...
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Whenever I think of The Diamond I always think of this statue at the front of the Stadium

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Yeah, I've never actually been to a game there, but from what I hear, Richmonders seem to have a fondness for the place.

The structure dates to 1985 so it is a bit outdated (architecturally) but more importantly it was in need of major repairs from what I've read, which, of course, is what caused the Richmond Braves to leave the city last season and head to Gwinnett County GA where they just opened a brand new 10k seat stadium in April of 09...
yeah the Diamond was in pretty bad shape, but its unique design is what i think made it so popular. There isnt another stadium I can think of that looks anything like it. Plus the Braves were pretty popular.
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Quik Trip Park - 5,445
Grand Prairie AirHogs
The closest venue to Ranger's stadium



LaGrave Field - 4,100 seats
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Old May 13th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #18
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o shit, forgot about those 2
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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:20 AM   #19
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Lynchburg City Stadium, Lynchburg VA
Home of the Lynchburg Hillcats (Class High-A team in the Carolina League; affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1995)
Capacity: ~4000



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Indy league ballparks:

Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium (cap. 6,200), Newark, NJ:


Campbell's Field (cap. 6,425), Camden, NJ:


Canwest Park (cap. 7,481), Winnipeg, MB:


U.S. Steel Yard (cap. 6,000), Gary, IN:
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