Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. Read more here.
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A few weeks ago, we provided you a link to an abbreviated online version of an essay appearing in USA Today Sports Weekly about the best ballpark concessions in Major League Baseball. Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com partnered with the publication to explore the best ballpark food and release the top seven teams in terms of their ballpark concessions. Now that the issue is no longer on newsstands, you can read the full version online here.
PRESS RELEASE – Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and local officials from the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County today unveiled the official logo of the 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. Continue reading
Major League Baseball’s iBeacon project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s All-Star Game at Target Field that uses Apple’s iBeacons combined with in-park attractions to offer additional content and interactive features to the exhibits via their devices. Read more here.
The Oakland A’s and the agency that oversees the O.co Coliseum have apparently reached an agreement on a 10-year lease extension, according to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Mayor Jean Quan said they are still in negotiations. Meanwhile, A’s owner Lew Wolff again dismisses the idea of a new ballpark at Howard Terminal. Read more here.
Last Wednesday, the Texas Rangers became the first in a series of unique stadium lifestyle events called “Fields of Fashion” that will be taking place at nine different ballparks on game days. Not a cookie-cutter styled rollout, according to the league, each ballpark will have the event uniquely tailored for each team. Read more here.
David P. Kronheim from NumberTamer.com has released his Major League Baseball attendance analysis for the 2013 season. Mr. Kronheim has been kind enough to share his data with us over the last few years, and we have posted his MLB and MiLB reports at the bottom of our Attendance Rankings page. You can view his 2013 Major League Baseball Attendance Analysis here.