ballyard

noun

ball·​yard ˈbȯl-ˌyärd How to pronounce ballyard (audio)
: a baseball park or stadium : ballpark sense 1
Kevin Kenney … paused in front of Yankee Stadium to snap a photo of the grand, old ballyard across the street.Seth Livingstone

Examples of ballyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Admission to the watch party at Fenway was free, with general admission seating available in the lower bowl of the ballyard, the city said in a statement. Danny McDonald, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2022 The music was dark, the booing was thick, and the familiarly harsh lyrics were muscled into the ballyard by two former football stars. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 The Worcester Red Sox officially unwrap Polar Park, their new gem of a ballyard with yesteryear touches, on Tuesday afternoon. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 Whatever is wrong with baseball had the night off at the Giants’ ballyard Friday night. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 For Davis, the tryout was a lark, just another chance to be at the ballyard. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 2021 Baker made the comments during a briefing with reporters at Fenway Park, following a tour of the mass vaccination site at the ballyard. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Feb. 2021 Determined to send them out on the right note, he eventually was cleared to give them a swan song of swings on the home ballyard. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 7 Aug. 2020 Remember when Farmers’ Day was a hot time at the ol’ ballyard? Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, 27 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ballyard was in 1897

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“Ballyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballyard. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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