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  • Dev Journal: 7 New Minor League Stadiums

    Hello everyone. I’m Jody Kelsey, Sr. Producer for MLB 13 The Show, and here’s a quick look at some of our new Minor League Ballparks in MLB 13 The Show.

    Past MLB The Show releases have featured a variety of Minor League ballparks, and this year MLB 13 The Show will introduce an additional 7 for users to enjoy. Today I’m going to give you a sneak peek and 3 of them, with insight from the Environment Artist himself on what inspired the idea behind the stadium.

    First up, here’s a shot of Bayfront Park. Environment Artist: Kevin Weinstein

    Field Dimensions: Right & Left Field Lines 330ft, Right & Left Center Field 390ft, Center Field 403ft





    The background idea for Bayfront Park comes from viewing the Santa Monica Pier, which features a Ferris Wheel displaying a fantastic light show as it rotates around. Kevin decided to incorporate the west coast look of the Santa Monica Pier, blended with a Coney Island style for the unique background you see beyond the right field wall.


    Next up is Crystal Falls Stadium. Environment Artist: Franz Borowitz

    Field Dimensions: Left Field 345ft, Center Field 420ft, Right Center Field 365ft, Right Field 330ft




    Franz initially got the inspiration to create Crystal Falls from an Art Deco stadium in Florida. The arches in the stadium reminded him of the old Spanish style Missions in California where he grew up. Franz thought the surrounding landscape of the stadium should represent the spirit of baseball when it first began, taking place in a small town setting out in the country for people to enjoy the game in a simpler time of life. You can see a train in the background that brings in people from all over the county to enjoy a day out in the sun watching their favorite hometown team.


    And last on our sneak peek is Stateman Park. Environment Artist: Sito Francisco

    Field Dimensions: Right & Left Field Lines 336ft, Center Field 390ft



    Sito initially got his idea watching a late night Home buying show. In one particular episode was a story of a couple and their search for a place to live in the city. The one thing that stuck out about this couple was their love of baseball and living close to a ballpark. While thinking about creating his minor league ballpark, Sito thought about this couple living in a downtown area of a city, featuring a stadium where they could go see a ballgame close to home.

    That finishes off our sneak peak into some of the New Minor League ballparks coming to you this year in MLB 13 The Show. Spring training is only a few weeks away and Baseball is Back!
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    Last edited by Russell_05; 02-05-2013, 05:26 PM.
    Community Manager & Game Designer for MLB The Show


  • #2
    7, but only give us 3 in blog??

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    • #3
      Welcome Jody Kelsey, always wonderful to have a Senior Producer on board TSN providing MTS related news. Don't be a stranger, let us see you try and get that posting AVG up.


      Today I’m going to give you a sneak peek and 3 of them, with insight from the Environment Artist himself on what inspired the idea behind the stadium.
      Ahh very nice to see.. Bayfront Park is my choice for now considering when I first viewed it did have resemblance of Coney Island (Astroland/Luna Park) world famous Cyclone which is married by The Wonder Wheel. Plus we all know Park Rides are better looking at night.. (hint, hint) Nice job, Kevin Weinstein

      Step Off your On-Deck Circle & Step Into Our Batter's Box

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      • #4
        I just hope the batter-eye is big enough. Without the stand a small batter-eye can't be extremely annoying if you play with a custom catcher cam a little bit closer to the pitcher so the PCI start where the ball is release. The ball would then be release over the batter -eye in bright sunshine. Impossible to see.

        So please make the batter-eye big.

        Also, you add 7 stadiums. Great. But did you delete any? That's a good question.

        How many where they in 2012? I don't remembered and don't own the game anymore. I just checked in 2011, we had 19 minor league and 10 spring training stadiums.

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        • #5
          Love that old time feel. These are great for roster makers who make the classic rosters of yesteryear.

          Would like to see an option to assign stadiums to teams in FRANCHISE mode.

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          • #6
            My fav out of the 3 is Crystal Falls Park. It reminds me of Chuchanski Park where the Fresno Grizzlies play. Minus the houses.

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            • #7
              Excited to see remaining 4, these are some great concepts

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              • #8
                SPRING TRAINING BALLPARK´S in mlb 13

                Thank ´s for sharing with us (3) of the 7 new minor league ballpark´s they look great i have a question regarding spring training ballpark´s of the mlb team´s (phillie´s, bosox etc). Will there be ANY OF THOSE BALLPARK´S (bright house field or jet blue park "mini fenway ") in the show 13 ???. It would be great if u could add a few of the realistic ballpark´s to 13.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by etienne-44 View Post

                  Also, you add 7 stadiums. Great. But did you delete any? That's a good question.
                  KeyWord: Bolded
                  this year MLB 13 The Show will introduce an additional 7 for users to enjoy.

                  Step Off your On-Deck Circle & Step Into Our Batter's Box

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by etienne-44 View Post
                    I just hope the batter-eye is big enough. Without the stand a small batter-eye can't be extremely annoying if you play with a custom catcher cam a little bit closer to the pitcher so the PCI start where the ball is release. The ball would then be release over the batter -eye in bright sunshine. Impossible to see.

                    So please make the batter-eye big.

                    Also, you add 7 stadiums. Great. But did you delete any? That's a good question.

                    How many where they in 2012? I don't remembered and don't own the game anymore. I just checked in 2011, we had 19 minor league and 10 spring training stadiums.
                    I personally went through each Minor League stadium in MLB 13 (including existing ones) and made sure the batter-eye was big enough to prevent losing the ball. That's bugged me for a while, too!

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                    • #11
                      Ahhh but that's part of the fun
                      That and white hats + sleeves.

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                      • #12
                        I know they can't get the liscense for it, but I would like to see a 'close resemblance' to Coca-Cola field in Buffalo and the Rochester stadium whatever its called in Rochester.

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                        • #13
                          wow !

                          Both a moderator AND A DEVELOPPER reply on my post.

                          It must be my lucky day. I should get a lotery ticket.

                          Is this a sign of more involvement here (instead of a the other site) or it's just selling season?

                          Anyway, thank you for the extra stadium, bigger batter-eyes ...and the quick reply.

                          We'll see if around march 15th all the questions about bugs, glitches and inexplicable things occuring are answer so quickly...

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                          • #14
                            How come they do not use the real minor league stadiums?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by brownsfan14 View Post
                              How come they do not use the real minor league stadiums?
                              simple.... same reason they do not have more classic stadiums due to license agreements

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