Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate State Money for Proposed New Rays Ballpark

If three of the four Democrats running for governor win in November, the Tampa Bay Rays shouldn’t bother asking the state for money to help build a new ballpark in Ybor City.  Read more here.

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Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues

Portland Group Makes Offer on Two Properties for MLB Ballpark

On Tuesday, a group in Portland (OR) that has been working quietly for months on a plan to develop a ballpark that would host a Major League Baseball team announced that they had made an offer for two properties where the ballpark could potentially be built.  Read more here.

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Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location

MLB Returns to Puerto Rico, Mock Talks Impact of Hurricanes

As the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians prepare for a two-game series tonight (4/17) and tomorrow (4/18) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com provides us with a telling glimpse into the ballpark preparations in the seven-month aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island this past September.  Read more here.

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A’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Offer Free Game Today

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the A’s inaugural game at the Oakland Coliseum, and the team will celebrate by hosting a free-admission game vs. the White Sox.  The teams will also wear throwback uniforms.  Read more here.

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Filed under Awards & Recognition, Branding & Marketing, Promotions & Entertainment

Effort to Bring MLB to Portland the Real Deal this Time?

The ownership group focused on bringing Major League Baseball to Portland has reportedly met privately with city officials to discuss downtown Portland stadium plans.  The report also indicates that the group is engaged in talks to secure two potential stadium sites.  Read more here.

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Filed under Lease & Contracts, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

A’s Float Gondola System to Transport Fans to Games

The Oakland A’s are exploring using a gondola ski lift to transport fans from downtown to the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, where the team is thinking of building a new ballpark.  Read more here and here.

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Dodgers to Host 2020 MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred will reportedly be at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a noon news conference to announce that the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2020 All-Star Game, the first time since 1980 that the team has hosted the mid-summer classic.  Read more here.

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