Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Portland Back in the MLB Game?

Former Portland Trail Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett is part of a management group leading the charge to secure financing for a stadium and bring Major League Baseball to Portland (OR).   Read more here.  Where might a stadium be built?

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Filed under Design & Construction, League & Franchise, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Officials Expand Land Search to West Shore for Rays New Ballpark

It is proving harder than expected to put together the land needed for a Tampa Bay Rays ballpark near downtown Tampa, and now local officials are exploring another option in the West Shore area.  Read more here.

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Mariners Getting New Turf

The playing surface at Safeco Field is being completely replaced.  The offseason project is the first replacement of the ballpark’s original surface, installed in the spring of 1999.  Read more here.

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The Braves’ ‘The Freeze’ Gets Shot at Olympics

Atlanta Braves groundsman Nigel Talton has become a viral celebrity for his alter ego “The Freeze.” His superpower? Being super fast and embarrassing fans that think they’ve got speed around the warning track of SunTrust Park.  Read more here.

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The Best MLB Stadiums for Craft Beer

There’s nothing better than a beer and bratwurst while watching baseball — America’s great pastime.  And while the major macro brewers out there tout being “America’s beer,” some stadiums are also great locations to enjoy America’s craft beer.  Read more here.  See ReviewTrackers study here.

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Filed under Food & Beverage, Rankings & Attendance

Kaval Shares Vision for New A’s Ballpark

The president of the Oakland A’s said he envisions a ballpark that would open to Lake Merritt, the Tribune Tower and the Oakland hills — a picture-perfect postcard of the city’s best features.  Read more here.

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A New Downtown Ballpark for Kansas City Royals? City Eyes Four Sites

The city of Kansas City (MO) is reportedly funding a study of at least four potential sites for a downtown baseball stadium for the Kansas City Royals.  Read more and watch video here.

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