ball field

\ ˈbȯl-ˌfēld How to pronounce ball field (audio) \
variants: or ballfield

Definition of ball field

: a field for playing a sport using a ball especially : a baseball field The 14-year-old Astroturf surface at Dean Field in Bloomfield, one of the city's most popular ball fields, will be replaced with real grass next year. — Jon Schmitz In Minneapolis, they tore down Met Stadium for a polyester ballfield with a roof over it, a ghostly greenish plastic baseball mall, and all those lovely summer nights were lost. — Garrison Keillor

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The notices must be posted on the city’s website, official Facebook page, at Pleasant Grove City Hall, the Pleasant Grove Public Library and at the city park and ball fields in the city. Anna Beahm, al, "Proposed settlement reached in Pleasant Grove voting rights lawsuit," 30 July 2019 Property damage: Lander Road A resident reported damage to a pool cover July 19, caused by a baseball from the neighboring ball field at the high school., "Woman’s road rage report backfires on her: Mayfield Police Blotter," 24 July 2019 Hamtramck Stadium may not be the last of White's hometown ball field renewal projects. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Jack White brings a big-league presence to sandlot baseball game in Hamtramck," 11 July 2019 Trimming projects could include selling assets or allowing a ball field to become green space. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "County and city infrastructure backlogs portend tough decisions, Wisconsin Policy Forum report says," 27 June 2019 The Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area offers five picnic sites featuring grills and picnic tables, ball fields, a swimming beach, bathhouse, comfort station, and seasonal concession pavilion. Linda Greenstein,, "Pack an eco-friendly picnic and head to the great outdoors," 21 June 2019 Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart helped lead an effort to build a new ball field. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Baseball field creates sense of community pride in Ford Heights," 7 June 2019 Unlike in less urban areas, where ice cream trucks can easily find customers by driving to parks or ball fields, those operating in Midtown Manhattan must contend with severe traffic congestion and strict parking rules. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "New York City sting targets scofflaw ice cream vendors," 6 June 2019 The area includes Campland, De Anza Point and 90 nearby acres featuring a golf course, tennis courts, ball fields and picnic areas. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego approves Campland lease extension, larger footprint," 25 June 2019

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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