Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Talking Portland Ballpark Site, Investors

There’s a six-foot cyclone fence surrounding the waterfront parcel located at 3556 NW Front Ave. in Portland.  On top of that fence, three strands of barbed wire stretch the length of the property, keeping people like me out.  Read more here.

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Sea Dogs, Red Sox Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs and Boston Red Sox today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. With the extension, the Red Sox will continue to have a Double-A Eastern League affiliate in Portland through 2022, the longest permitted term under the current Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA).

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Marlins Park Construction Update

Miami Marlins President Chip Bowers recently provided an update on the improvements going on at Marlins Park, including The Club presented by DEX Imaging, Center Field Zone, Budweiser Bow Tie Bar, and SRO Social Section.  Read more and view photos here.

Budweiser Bow Tie Bar Viewing Platform, Chip Bowers, Beyond the Bases

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Potential Bonding for Proposed Portland Ballpark in Jeopardy?

Those who understand the legislative process know that there is a big difference between introducing a bill and actually getting one passed into law.  That said, two bills “introduced” in the Oregon Legislature would repeal laws passed by the Legislature in 2003 that allowed for up to $150 million in state-issued bonds to help pay for the construction of a major-league stadium in Portland (OR).  Under the 2003 law, the bonds would be paid back with an income tax on the salaries of players and team managers.  Read more and view renderings here.

 

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Angels, City Will Buy Negotiating Time with One-Year Lease Extension

The Los Angeles Angels and the city of Anaheim (CA) are expected to agree to a one-year extension of the team’s lease at Angel Stadium, which would keep the team in Anaheim through the 2020 season.  Read more here.

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Goodbye AT&T Park, Hello Oracle Park

The home of the San Francisco Giants will now be known as Oracle Park.  The team on Thursday will announce a 20-year agreement with the Redwood City technology company to affix its name to their waterfront ballpark.  Read more here.

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360-Degree Virtual View of New Ballpark Village Apartments

Potential renters will be able to get a glimpse of the highly-anticipated One Cardinal Way luxury apartments, thanks to a virtual tour. Phase two of Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis (MO) is about 18 months from being complete.  Read more and view photo here.

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