Dr Pepper Ballpark is the home ballpark of the Frisco RoughRiders Class
AA minor league baseball club. Located in Frisco, Texas, U.S., the
stadium has a capacity of up to 10,600. The ballpark is host to
numerous functions in addition to minor league baseball games,
including corporate and charity events, wedding receptions, city of
Frisco events, and church services. Local soft drink manufacturer Dr
Pepper/Seven Up holds naming rights and exclusive non-alcoholic
beverage rights in the park. Since its opening in 2003, the Dr Pepper
Ballpark has won awards and garnered praise for its unique design,
feel, and numerous facilities. In his design, park architect David M.
Schwarz desired the creation of a village-like "park within a
(ball)park". Dr Pepper Ballpark received the 2003 Texas Construction
award for Best Architectural Design and was named the best new ballpark
in the country by BaseballParks.com
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Paul Kruger, who would eventually become the international face of the
Boer resistance during the Second Boer War, was elected President of
the Transvaal Republic.
Philippine Revolution: Nationalist José Rizal was executed by a firing
squad in Manila after Spanish authorities convicted him of rebellion,
sedition, and conspiracy.
In the deadliest single-building fire in United States history, the
Iroquois Theater Fire claimed 602 lives in Chicago.
Michael, King of Romania, was forced to abdicate as the Kingdom of
Romania became Communist Romania.
Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was executed after being found
guilty of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A black and white image, especially a photograph.
2. A ceramic glaze of a single colour, or an object so glazed.
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.