Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Oakland Ballpark Opponents Voice Concerns

Stakeholders at the Port of Oakland on this week gave the Oakland City Council an earful of concerns with a proposal for a new Oakland A’s ballpark near Jack London Square.  Read more here.

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Solving the Transportation Puzzle for New A’s Ballpark

Unlike the Coliseum, which is adjacent to a BART station, the Howard Terminal site is isolated. It’s a mile away from three BART stations and constrained by railroad tracks and a waterfront.  It hugs a port bustling with truck traffic that’s critical to the region’s economy.  Read more here.

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Rays’ Sternberg Makes First Public Comments About Playing in Two Home Ballparks

At times wistful and at other times defensive, Stu Sternberg made his first public comments since Commissioner Rob Manfred surprised the baseball world last week by announcing that he’d granted the Tampa Bay Rays permission to explore splitting home games between Tampa Bay (FL) and Montreal (QC).  Read more and watch full press conference here.

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London Stadium Prepares for MLB

For many West Ham United fans the London Stadium is slowly starting to feel like home, now it is more of a home run. The facility has been transformed into baseball mode for the New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox game, which takes place on June 28 and 29.  Read more view photos here.

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit Touring MLB Ballparks

The Washington Nationals this week became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. The “Apollo at the Park” program is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon.  Read more here.

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SunTrust Park Awarded 2021 MLB All-Star Game

For the third time in a half-century and the first time in two decades, Major League Baseball will bring its All-Star game to metro Atlanta in 2021.  MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Wednesday.  Read more here.

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New A’s Ballpark Could Bring $7.3 Billion in Economic Benefit

The Oakland Athletics’ plan to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square could generate $7.3 billion in economic benefits over 10 years for Oakland and Alameda County, according to a study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.  Read more here.

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