Tag Archives: ballpark

Saving The Banks

An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights the drain on public funds of mixed-use development near the new stadiums in Cincinnati. But perhaps in an effort to tell a cautionary tale, the AJC missed a couple much more encouraging stories from other cities that have combined publicly-funded stadiums with new development. Continue reading

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Lima was right

Pitcher Jose Lima famously once said of Minute Maid Park (in Houston), “Whoever design this ballpark is not my friend.” Continue reading

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Pittsburgh and its ballpark: an appreciation

Wonderful blog post here by Esquire Magazine writer Charles P. Pierce on the joys of walking to the ball game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Designer tour of PNC Park

Hard to believe that in its 11 years of existence, PNC Park has never hosted a formal tour led by lead designer David Greusel. That condition was finally remedied on August 27, 2012, when Greusel led a group of 55 business leaders on a tour of the ballpark hosted by ServingLeaders, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit that seeks to equip business and nonprofit leadership. Continue reading

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How to build a successful downtown stadium (maybe)

The truly unfortunate part of this story is that it gives communities like Phoenix, which are not compact, a reason to give up on urban stadiums and build new arenas and NFL stadiums in the suburbs. Continue reading

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Was Camden Yards worth it?

What Miserendino fails to mention is the 3 to 4 million visitors to downtown these projects generate, the money they leave behind, and the potential new business for bars, restaurants hotels, and souvenier shops that results. Continue reading

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