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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Apple iBeacon Leads You to SALES

Major League Baseball already plans to use iBeacon next year to customize fans’ experiences at its ballparks, through the At The Ballpark app. In a demo earlier this year, MLB officials showed how the app can offer special features based on users’ location in a stadium, such as coupons in the souvenir shop or a video that plays near landmarks.

Maybe MLB can improve the app by alerting umpires to pitches actually near the strike zone???

boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: December 07, 2013 at 11:46 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, technology

Friday, November 08, 2013

Nashville Biz Blog: Boyer: Mayor Dean strikes agreement for new Sounds ballpark

Mayor Karl Dean has reached an agreement for a public-private partnership to move ahead on building a new minor league ballpark for the Nashville Sounds at Sulphur Dell in the Jefferson Street/Germantown area.

The plan includes agreements with the state, which owns property at the proposed location; the Nashville Sounds, which would lease the ballpark from Metro; and Embrey Development Corp., a multi-family developer that has agreed to swap property at the proposed location with Metro.

The Nashville Business Journal wrote about what a new ballpark would, and wouldn’t, mean for the city back in August. Among the things it won’t be, experts said, is a moneymaker.

Greer Stadium, the Sounds current home, opened in 1978 and was definitely not intended to last this long.  Hopefully the big guitar scoreboard will find a home in the new place.

Downtown Bookie Posted: November 08, 2013 at 08:58 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, brewers, fort negley, minor leagues, nashville, sounds, triple a

 

 

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