Dell Diamond is one of my favorite baseball venues. Few things can beat a day at the ballpark, especially on a gorgeous, sunny day in south central Texas. There are no bad seats in the park, and there are tons of activities to keep you engaged during your visit. For fans of baseball, Dell Diamond is a stadium you are going to want to pay a visit to sooner rather than later.
Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute was once the “finest minor league baseball stadium around” and would minor league baseball from 1901 to 1956.
On this week’s episode John Katz, president of the Columbia Fireflies joins the podcast to discuss the daily operations to the BullStreet District development, having Tim Tebow play for the club, and the brainstorming session to develop its Copa de la Diversión branding. Also, Dave traveled over 3000 miles (5000 kilometers) this past week to visit venues in Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Winnipeg, and Sault Ste. Marie. All that, and why Dan won’t attend WrestleMania this week on the Stadium Journey Podcast.
The saga of that was the construction of Dunkin’ Donuts Park through 2015 and 2016 was well-documented here on Stadium Journey. Despite the fact that the facility was eventually completed and the Yard Goats have enjoyed two very successful seasons since the opening of the downtown Hartford ballpark in 2017, the case between the city, team and developer continues to wind its way through court years later.
Quite a few ballparks have created peanut-free zones and a couple of teams have banned peanuts from the ballpark, is this the death knell for the ballpark staple or is it just another trend sweeping the sport?
With the winter weather that has hit the northeast, there is no better time to talk Minor League Baseball! The Team is joined by Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com and the BensBiz Blog. Join Dan Colacicco, Marc Viquez, Paul Baker and Dave Cottenie as baseball is in the air!