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Here are summaries of our home page "blog" of ballpark-related news events for 2014:

  • January 31, 2014 -- Our Ballpark Year In Review for 2013 is available for viewing; the brand-new edition of our Touring The Majors poster is in our online store; the NHL played a game at Dodger Stadium in front of a sellout crowd; the City of Anaheim is battling the Angels over the value of the land where the ballpark sits; an innovative way to capture rainwater at Miller Park is being tried; there is nostalgia toward the one-time home of the SF Giants, which is closing its doors for good; the Nationals asked the Washington, D.C. Council to consider adding a retractable roof over the baseball stadium; the City of Atlanta is throwing in the towel by announcing that they will demolish Turner Field when the Braves move to a new park north of Atlanta.
  • February 28, 2014 -- Cubs park, the new jewel of the Cactus League, opened; we summarized our pass through Arizona seeing exhibition games; I have two articles in the USA Today Sports Spring Training Preview publication; the Metrodome has been demolished; renovations on Wrigley Field have been postponed; Rangers Ballpark has a new name; some question whether the Rangers will remain there past their current lease; the two subhuman creatures guilty of savagely beating a Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium have been sentenced; the City of Oakland is hopeful some waterfront property could become the new home of the A's.
  • March 31, 2014 -- Our 4,600-word review of Cubs Park was posted; a $25 corn dog has been unleashed on fans at Chase Field; a $7 Poutine Dog (covered with cheese curds, fries and gravy) is new at Comerica Park.
  • April 16, 2014 -- It'd been two years since a new edition of the Baseball Travel Map had been printed, and we now have it in stock; Joe's upcoming six-ballpark trip was outlined; Sports Illustrated joined forces with Populous to produce a look at ballparks 20 years from now; a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 will be married at Fenway; Yankee Stadium will host soccer; Compadre Stadium will finally be demolished; a sign on Globe Life Park is being replaced after a fan complained.
  • May 3, 2014 -- We posted the transcript of an interview we conducted with George Will; Charlotte and El Paso opened new parks; a photo essay with 30 pictures of Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration was posted; the Indians are upgrading Wi-Fi and 4G LTE service at Progressive Field; could the A's move to Portland?
  • May 30, 2014 -- Our in-depth review of Charlotte's new park was posted; we updated our Minor League Ballpark Changes page; the Cubs made threats about moving if they can't make the changes to Wrigley they desire; Al Lang Stadium will undergo field upgrades; the Braves and Cobb County selected the construction companies for the new ballpark; why the Rangers have no roof; an inside look at the Cards' new Hall Of Fame; could a football stadium replace Turner Field? The Angels might be looking for a new home.
  • June 30, 2014 -- Our in-depth review of Southwest University Park in El Paso was posted; the City of Hartford pulled off a surprise, announcing a new ballpark for the New Britain Rock Cats, but not everyone is crazy about the idea; SI reports on Monument Park in Yankee Stadium; the A's are about to sign a lease extension; the Rangers roll out super-size concessions and a fashion show for women; Cobb County and the Braves solidify their agreement to build a new park; the Twins' mascot gets a statue at Target Field.
  • July 31, 2014 -- We featured two disappearing parks; we linked to a story about Baseballparks.com's webmaster achieving his goal of visiting all 203 pro parks currently in use; the Braves released new renderings of the area around their to-be-built park, and at the same time, they announced which development firms will be building and leasing the commercial space that will surround the park; the Twins implemented self-service beer-dispensing machines; Sports Illustrated highlighted Monument Park at Yankee Stadium; surprisingly (since they want a new ballpark so badly), the A's signed a ten-year lease extension on O.co Coliseum.
  • August 21, 2014 -- We announced that Southwest University Park is our Ballpark of the Year for 2014; we posted an unabridged version of our articles on ballpark food that first appeared in USA Today Sports Weekly; rooftop owners in Chicago filed a lawsuit against the City to stop changes to Wrigley Field; the Indians plan to rip out 7,000 seats at Progressive Field and replace them with a set of new amenities; the A's will now pursue a new park in the parking lot of O.co Coliseum; the Braves will have a Fan Advisory Panel to help guide the design of their new ballpark.
  • September 16, 2014 -- Photos from the awards ceremony for our Ballpark Of The Year were shown; the Braves announced that their new stadium will be called SunTrust Park; we announced a personal appearance in Sun City, AZ; Shakespeare will be performed at Fenway Park; plans for the currently vacant Astrodome include an indoor park and a farmers market; over $6 million was spent on renovations to League Park, former home of the Indians.
  • October 27, 2014 -- We posted our annual comparison of the two World Series parks; Number Tamer released their first analysis of attendance figures for the 2014 season; a new investor has been brought into discussions about completing the changing the area around O.co Coliseum in Oakland; the A's would still like to move to San Jose, though; one writer had an interesting take on AT&T hosting the World Series; Palm Beach County Florida has moved another step closer to building a spring training complex for the Astros and Nationals.
  • December 9, 2014 -- Baseballparks.com was at Game 7 of the 2014 World Series; crazy developments on the Rays' need for a new ballpark, including the revelation that the team's ownership was exploring a move to Montreal; the city of St. Pete did eventually give the team a little leeway to explore a new park somewhere else in the Tampa bay area; the Marlins' stadium is being converted into a football venue for a college bowl game.