On the banks of the Gulf of Mexico on the Southern shores of the state of Mississippi sits the small city of Biloxi. Biloxi has thrown its hat into the Minor League Baseball ring with the Biloxi Shuckers and MGM Park. The Shuckers came to the Bayou in 2015 and joined the Southern League when they moved from Huntsville, Alabama. Biloxi would become the home of the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Home for the Shuckers is MGM Park. Directly across the road from the Beau Rivage Casino, owned by MGM, MGM Park is a nice ballpark for a Double-A team. However, the advantage of the MGM Park is not necessarily what is in the park, but what is outside the park. Situated on Beach Blvd, MGM Park is located right by a number of casinos and a couple blocks from Biloxi Beach. MGM Park will reward fans with southern hospitality and a concession menu that is among the best in sports however, care needs to be taken for fans to do their best to beat the Mississippi summer heat!
Stadium Journey recently toured the off-season renovations of Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. More of that tour will be explored in an upcoming article, but we were so blown away by some of the environmental initiatives the stadium and the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) added to it and it’s neighboring venue, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Ever since the passing of longtime Pawtucket Red Sox owner Ben Mondor in 2010, questions about the future of the franchise and their longtime home, McCoy Stadium, have haunted Pawtucket. It appears that those questions are about to be answered, and if you are to believe the rumors, it doesn’t look good for this down on its luck city.
In the rich tapestry of soccer history, not much will be recorded about the announcement that a pre-season friendly between Manchester United and AC Milan played on 26th July was moved from the Rose Bowl to the StubHub Centre in Los Angeles. It’ll probably not even be a footnote, only remembered by the fans who had their travel plans disrupted when the game’s venue shifted by 26 miles.
Last week, the schools announced that the 2020 and 2022 neutral site games will be played at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, while the 2019 and 2021 games will continue to be played at Flour Field. Spirit Communications Park is the 9,077 seat home of the Columbia Fireflies, which opened in 2016.
People have said you cannot go home again. Yesterday, I did when I went through my hometown of Greensburg, PA., then drove an additional 8 miles east on US Route 30 to Latrobe, the hometown of Arnold Palmer and Fred Rogers, to attend Pittsburgh Steeler Training Camp.