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College Derails Oakland A’s Ballpark Plans

The Oakland A’s plans to build a 35,000-seat ballpark in downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt derailed Wednesday when the community college district that owns the land halted talks with the baseball team. Read more here.

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Mariners Win ‘Green Glove Award’

For the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Mariners have been awarded Major League Baseball’s “Green Glove Award” in recognition of their recycling efforts at Safeco Field in 2017.  Read more here.

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Mixed-Use Entertainment Development Coming to Coors Field

Another downtown Denver (CO) parking lot will soon be plowed under to make way for a mixed-use development next to Coors Field.  Stantec, a multi-national architectural design firm, has released renderings of a forthcoming outdoor plaza complex it is designing on behalf of the Colorado Rockies.  Read more here and here.

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DC Could Retire Debt to Build Nationals Park a Decade Early

According to the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the bonds used to build decade-old Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, could be paid off as soon as 2026, a decade earlier than required.  Read more here.

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County Official: Rays’ $150 Million Contribution Won’t Be Enough for New Ballpark

Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said Thursday that it will take more than $150 million from the Tampa Bay Rays to build a ballpark in Ybor City.  Read more here.

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Will Peralta’s Need for Dollars Propel A’s Ballpark Deal

The Peralta Community College District, which owns the land where the Oakland A’s want to build their new ballpark, is facing some tough financial times.  Reportedly, teachers have privately shared that they fear the school’s need for money could propel the Peralta Board of Trustees into a lease deal with the team.  Read more here.

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Faculty, Students Weigh in on A’s Ballpark Plan

The Oakland A’s pitch for a new ballpark next to Laney College got a big thumbs-down from the school’s faculty and students, with representatives of both groups voting “no” on the idea of a 35,000-seat stadium.  But, the Oakland Chamber of Commerce found that city residents back the ballpark proposal by a 2-1 ratio.  Read more here.

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