Maryland’s minor league baseball stadiums need to make improvements to meet new Major League Baseball standards or risk joining dozens of other cities that have lost their teams.
To help keep affiliated minor league baseball, the Maryland Stadium Authority and Maryland General Assembly set aside $200 million to bring stadiums in the state up to par. This week, Prince George’s stadium, home of the Bowie Baysox, and Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds, reached deals with the Stadium Authority to become the first Maryland minor league stadiums to go after a portion of that money.
Construction plans call for larger clubhouses for players and bathrooms for female employees, but time is ticking and the work must be completed by the 2025 season.
“Our stadium is not currently in compliance with facility requirements,” said Jack Graham, general manager for the Aberdeen Ironbirds, an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. “Lots of teams around the country are dealing with this.”
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