Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Two Possible Downtown Sites for New Royals Ballpark, Bi-State Tax a Funding Option?

The ground beneath Kansas City’s endless stadium conversation is shifting.  Anyone who loves the idea of taxpayer subsidies for baseball and football — or anyone who hates them — should start paying close attention to the temblors.  Read more and watch video here.

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Oakland A’s Ballpark Bill Approved by Legislature

Legislation that would make it easier for Oakland (CA) to finance the infrastructure needed for a proposed Oakland A’s ballpark at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal cleared its final hurdle at the state Capitol.  Supporters are asking Governor Newsom to sign the bill into law.  Read more here.

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Will New Owner Bring Royals Downtown?

Talk to people who know John Sherman, the coming new owner of the Kansas City Royals, and three points come up over and over again: He’s a meticulous businessman, he is deeply devoted to Kansas City and, even given his stature in the community, he’s private about his endeavors.  Another thing to know about Sherman: He cares about downtown Kansas City.  Read more here.

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Speculating About MLB in Vegas

It was reported earlier this summer that officials in Henderson (NV) were quietly trying to lure the Arizona Diamondbacks from Phoenix (AZ), where efforts to build a new major league ballpark have stalled. And that was before Las Vegas Ballpark was christened and the Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) began obliterating attendance records.  Read more here.

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‘Los Angeles Angels’ Name Here to Stay

As the Angels prepare to negotiate a potential new lease with the city of Anaheim (CA), the team would like to make one thing perfectly clear: The team name will remain the Los Angeles Angels.  Read more here.

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Rangers New Ballpark 72% Complete, Latest Renderings Released

The Texas Rangers have released a huge gallery of renderings of the new Globe Life Field, which is 72% complete and slated to open in spring 2020.  Read more and watch video hereView renderings gallery here.

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No Kicking Angels Out of Angel Stadium

The one-year ballpark lease extension the council approved with the Los Angeles Angels in January didn’t mean the current lease would expire when the extension does.  As a result, the Angels could choose between a new or renovated stadium in Anaheim, a proposed waterfront ballpark in Long Beach, or simply play out their current lease, which extends through 2029.  Read more here.

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