As mentioned earlier this week, I am starting a series on this blog about (potential) ballpark proposals in various centres across Atlantic Canada. These posts will include arguments on why certain locations would be an ideal place to build a ballpark (or small multi-purpose stadium with baseball capabilities). Most of these posts will include pictures of these areas, including Google Maps screenshots.
Most of the proposed ballparks will be located in one of a few areas in each city. Most of these proposals are either:
- current ballparks (either senior baseball or other local leagues)
- current sports fields (football, soccer, rugby, etc fields that can be converted for baseball use)
- open areas in (or around) downtown
- areas that have a lot of open space that can be used for a ballfield and / or parking)
The first post will discuss the idea of redeveloping Wanderers Grounds in Halifax to a multi-purpose small scale stadium (baseball friendly, of course). Due to my knowledge of the cities, most posts will be about Halifax or Moncton. I will also post at least one each for Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Sydney and St. John’s.
Hope you enjoy the series!