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D-Backs Ballpark Renderings Leaked?

It is no secret the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a new place to play, but renderings of a possible stadium have apparently been mistakenly made public on the Internet.  Read more here.

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Potential $1 Billion Price Tag for Proposed Angels Ballpark in Long Beach

A waterfront ballpark to attract the Los Angeles Angels to Long Beach CA) could cost more than $1.1 billion, and the city has received a study that explores options for paying some or all of that cost, according to city documents released Monday night.  Read more here.

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Commission Gives Thumbs Up to Tentative Deal for Proposed Howard Terminal Ballpark

The Port of Oakland Commission voted Monday to approve a tentative term sheet with the Oakland A’s to build a new ballpark at Howard Terminal despite some outspoken opposition.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Commission to Take Up A’s Ballpark Proposal, Supporters and Opponents Line Up

Both sides in the fight over the Oakland A’s waterfront ballpark are expected to turn out in force Monday for the first round in the approval process for the team’s planned 35,000-seat stadium, housing, retail and entertainment development at the Port of Oakland.  Read more here.

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Baseball America Profiles Six Potential MLB Markets

Major League Baseball, which last expanded in 1998, has some tidying up to do, but for Commissioner Rob Manfred, he envisions a team in the Pacific and Eastern time zones.  “Baseball is a growth industry,” Manfred said. “Eventually, we’d like to get to 32 teams.”  Baseball America, via Maury Brown, profiles six (6) potential markets, including Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver.  Read more here.

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A’s Work to Accommodate Maritime Industry in Howard Terminal Ballpark Plan

With a bow to the shipping industry, the Oakland Port Commission is set to vote on the tentative term sheet for the Oakland A’s waterfront ballpark plan on May 13.  If approved, the A’s would have four years to complete an environmental import report and get the needed land use approvals from state and local agencies before they can reach a land lease deal with the port.  Read more here.

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Portland Diamond Project Faces Deadline

The clock is ticking for the Portland Diamond Project to start paying real money to reserve a marine cargo terminal for its billion-dollar baseball park — or give up on building at the site.  Read more and view new renderings gallery here.

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