Ballparks

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Ballparks are a feature added to Blaseball in Season 12. Following the Season 11 elections, when Fans elected to "Close! ...the Forbidden Book...", the Election Results noted that ground was broken on the Crabitat. Season 12 introduced a new mechanic allowing Fans of teams to build and customize a Ballpark to the benefit of their teams. According to the Glossary, a Ballpark is "A venue where Blaseball is played and the location of a Team's home games."

Construction of a Ballpark

A list of available Flags

Flags/Prefabs

When given the option to build a Ballpark, fans can see the following instructions:

Plant Your Flag
⚾ Spend coins to Contribute to the building & renovating of your team's Ballpark.
⚾ To break ground on your stadium, choose a Ballpark Prefab as a starting point.
⚾ The Ballpark Prefab with the most coins will be chosen for each team.
⚾ All Ballpark construction goes into effect in the Latesiesta, after Day 72.

There are nine prefab options to select from:

  • Palmero: Settle in. Why go anywhere when you could stay home?
  • Silverada: The sleek lines and open space scream speed.
  • Douglas: Keep your loved ones safe with the leader in home field security.
  • Hillcrest: A high-energy space you'll want to sink into.
  • Twede: Keep things in front of you in this minimalist dream.
  • Rodeo: Everything's a long ball in this cozy space-saver.
  • Loge: Open air and easy access make this the perfect event space.
  • Pine: Pitchers will go absolutely wild over the view.
  • Boreal: High ceilings, tons of natural light. You could get lost in your own home.

Fans will select from one of the prefabs, and donate coins towards the construction of their chosen Ballpark style. Funding must be completed during the Midseason.

Renovations

Example of Renovation options

Following the construction of a Ballpark, Fans will have the option to build Renovations to further customize their team's ballpark experience. Renovations have the following rules:

Renovations
⚾ Spend coins to Contribute to the building & renovation of your Team's Ballpark.
⚾ The top chosen Renovation(s) will be implemented for your Team's Ballpark.
⚾ The more Coins contributed to your Ballpark, the more Renovations will be built.
⚾ All Ballpark construction goes into effect in the Latesiesta, after Day 72.

Each season, teams are offered a selection of nine Renovations from the list of possibilities. Fans will be able to pay for more than one Renovation per season, with construction completing in the Latesiesta.

The list of available Renovation options can be found on Renovations.

Ballpark Attributes

A visual representation of how Ballpark attributes affect Ballpark shape. Visualization by Sinjid#0042.

Ballparks have a number of attributes, similar to Players, that can affect various in-game events and performance.

Grandiosity

+Hit %
-Home Runs %

Grandiosity determines Ballpark size. Low grandiosity causes more home runs and fewer singles, doubles, and triples, whereas high grandiosity causes more singles, doubles, and triples and fewer home runs.

Fortification

-Weather Events %
-Home Runs %

Fortification determines Ballpark wall size. Low fortification causes increased weather event frequency and home runs, whereas high fortification will reduce both weather events and homeruns. Weather events refer to events such as incinerations and feedback.

Obtuseness

+Hit %
-Foul %

Obtuseness determines the angle of the foul lines in the Ballpark. Low obtuseness increases the chance of foul balls and decreases the chance of hitting singles, doubles, and triples, whereas high obtuseness decreases the chance of foul balls and an increased chance of singles, doubles, and triples.

Ominousness

+Groundouts %
-Hard Hits %

Ominousness determines the angle of the Ballpark (or alternatively, how unsettling a Ballpark is). Low ominousness reduces groundouts and increases doubles and triples, whereas high ominousness increases groundouts and reduces doubles and triples.

Inconvenience

-Hit %
-Steal Attempt %

Inconvenience determines the dirt quality and other oddities about the Ballpark. Low inconvenience increases chances in singles, doubles, and triples as well as steal attempts, whereas high inconvenience decreases singles, doubles, triples as well as steal attempts.

Viscosity

+Contact %
-Hard Hit %

Viscosity determines the air quality of the Ballpark. Low viscosity causes more doubles and triples and harder to hit balls, whereas high viscosity causes easier to hit balls, but fewer doubles and triples.

Forwardness

+Strike %
+Hard Hit %

Forwardness determines the distance between the pitcher's mound and home plate in the Ballpark. Low forwardness decreases strikes, doubles, and triples, whereas high forwardness increases strikes, doubles, and triples.

Mysticism

+Special Abilities %

Mysticism taps into leylines and other magical elements of the Ballpark. Low mysticism decreases the chance of Player abilities activating, and high mysticism increases the chance of Player abilities activating. Player abilities refer to modifications such as Charm and Fiery.

Elongation

-Steal Success %
-Double Plays %

Elongation determines the distance between the Ballpark's bases. Low elongation increases the chance of steal success and double plays, whereas high elongation decreases the chance of steal success and double plays.

Filthiness

Filthiness is a measurement of how much debris, mess, etc. exists in the Ballpark. Certain events have been noticed to increase Filthiness, including Flooding weather, Glitter weather, and Items breaking. Foul balls appear to have variable Filthiness, even occasionally negative Filthiness. Filthiness can be removed via Ballpark Cleanup renovations, and the Flood Pumps Ballpark modification can prevent flooding from increasing Ballpark filthiness further.

Hype

With the passing of the Hype Train decree, Hype increases during games in which the Home team shames the Away team. As Hype increases, the Home team appears to play better. Hype depreciates slowly over time.

Luxuriousness

As of Season 19, it is unknown what effect, if any, Luxuriousness has.

History

Constructing the Crabitat

Under Construction

At the start of Season 12, Fans discovered that if they clicked on a Black Hole weather icon, they could see the Baltimore Crabs' team page, which featured a new tab. The tab was covered with a red banner, reading "KEEP OUT," and when clicked on, showed the Chesapeake Racetrack and Ballpark, also known as The Crabitat. Fans who had chosen the Crabs as their favorite team saw an additional message that indicated construction would begin after Day 27, on the Earlsiesta.

Following the first Earlsiesta in Season 12, Fans of the Crabs were able to donate to the construction of their Ballpark, in the prefab styles of their choosing. The Fans fully funded the construction project in approximately 15 minutes, and were greeted with notice that the construction would complete after Day 72, the Latesiesta.

A warning ignored

However, while funding the Ballpark, bright red messages warned Fans of their choices:

WARNING: DO NOT CONTRIBUTE
DANGER
AUTHORIZED ENTITIES ONLY
CEASE AND DESIST
BREACH IMMINENT

Several days later, during the first Latesiesta, the Crabs descended from the Big Leagues, also bringing with them three new teams: the Atlantis Georgias , Core Mechanics, and Ohio Worms. Additionally, all other teams were able to see their own upcoming Ballparks, and donations for those began in the Season 13 Earlsiesta.

Ballparks across the League

In the Season 13 Earlsiesta, the rest of the teams across the League began construction on their Ballparks. Many of them finished funding the stadium within minutes, with latecomers soon ensuring all teams were fully funded. Construction was completed for all Ballparks the following Latesiesta, with the Baltimore Crabs completing construction of the first Renovations, Inconvenience - and Peanut Mister.

List of Ballparks

Name Team Date Constructed Prefab Cost (in Coins)
Chesapeake Racetrack and Ballpark Baltimore Crabs Season 12 Latesiesta Silverada 1,204,999
Tokyo Fitness Center Tokyo Lift Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 909,716
Breckenridge Community Field Breckenridge Jazz Hands Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 936,095
The Fire Safety Awareness Center Chicago Firefighters Season 13 Latesiesta Douglas 933,904
Sixth Circle Stadium Hades Tigers Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 1,583,174
Basin of Mexico Park Mexico City Wild Wings Season 13 Latesiesta Douglas 1,175,074
The Atlantean Dome Atlantis Georgias Season 13 Latesiesta Hillcrest 656,404
Al Pastor Memorial Park LA Unlimited Tacos Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 1,375,363
Miami International Arena Miami Dale Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 726,878
Boston Garden Boston Flowers Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 1,007,387
Lower Moab Scenic Overlook Field Hellmouth Sunbeams Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 2,325,023
An Undisclosed Location Houston Spies Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 1,418,244
Wapakoneta Air, Space and Worm Museum and Ballpark Ohio Worms Season 13 Latesiesta Hillcrest 907,356
New York, New York Arena, Arena New York Millennials Season 13 Latesiesta Silverada 997,610
George Fourman Stadium Dallas Steaks Season 13 Latesiesta Rodeo 983,786
San Franstadium San Francisco Lovers Season 13 Latesiesta Douglas 1,033,968
Tastycake Stadium Philly Pies Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 921,726
The Hotdogfingers Memorial Climate Pledge Garage and Parking Facility Seattle Garages Season 13 Latesiesta Pine 719,531
Core Pillar Center Core Mechanics Season 13 Latesiesta Hillcrest 665,911
Hawai'i Viberight Field Hawai'i Fridays Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 1,469,371
Gleek Arena Canada Moist Talkers Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 806,544
Choux Stadium Charleston Shoe Thieves Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 828,745
Yellowstone National (Ball)Park Yellowstone Magic Season 13 Latesiesta Boreal 1,496,187
Kansas City FreshDome Kansas City Breath Mints Season 13 Latesiesta Loge 908,592