Category Archives: Money & Financials

Ballpark Consultant Withdraws Disputed $23.7K Invoice

Hagerstown Suns LogoA financial consultant has waived its $23,750 bill to Spotsylvania County (VA) for a 2015 analysis of a proposed taxpayer-financed minor league baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Amarillo Ballpark Cost Lowered, Hotel Tax Targeted to Fund Project

Texas League LogoAmarillo (TX) city staff released a preliminary report Wednesday that shaves about $4 million off the cost of the proposed downtown baseball stadium and event venue and proposes to pay for the construction largely with hotel occupancy taxes.  Read more here.

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Ranking the Ballparks: The Cost of Attending a MLB Game

Major League Baseball LogoGOBankingRates has ranked the cost to attend a game at every Major League Baseball ballpark. The average cost for two people to spend the day at the ballpark is $77.92.  Read more and view infographic here.

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Diamondbacks Threaten to Leave Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks are threatening to sue Maricopa County (AZ) to get out of their lease unless the county spends $187 million to repair/renovate Chase Field.  Read more and listen to press conference here.

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Price Rises for Proposed Amarillo Ballpark

Texas League LogoAmarillo (TX) city councilmen agreed Tuesday without taking a vote to continue the pursuit of a baseball stadium — now at the estimated price of $48.4 million, well over the previous estimate of $32 million.  Read more here.

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Adelanto Moves to Evict Mavericks

High Desert Mavericks LogoThe city of Adelanto (CA) said in a press release Friday afternoon that it is moving forward to evict the High Desert Mavericks (Single-A, California League) from the stadium in which they have played for 25 years.  Read more here.  View a letter from the city to residence here.

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Newspaper Blasts Gold Sox Over Ballpark Dispute

Marysville Gold Sox LogoIn an editorial, the Appeal-Democrat blasts away at the Marysville Gold Sox (Independent, Summer Collegiate) because the team is pushing back against the city’s request for an increase in its annual payment to use Colusa Casino Stadium.  We think the newspaper is out of its mind claiming the city is “subsidizing a private business,” when the team is already paying a whopping $40,000 a year to use a horribly out-of-date, erector-set ballpark.  It sounds like it’s city is looking for a subsidy.  Read more here.

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