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Tampa Mayor Says Latest Proposed Site for New Ballpark is DOA

Four months after the Tampa Bay Rays’ search for a new home hit a dead end in Ybor City, a development partnership is pitching a new ballpark site to Tampa City Hall, where Mayor Bob Buckhorn has pronounced it dead on arrival.  Buckhorn leaves office May 1 because of term limits.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CoolToday Park (North Port, FL)

Joe Mock of  BaseballParks.com recently visited CoolToday Park, the new spring-training home for the Atlanta Braves in North Port (FL).  Mock’s in-depth review checks in at 6,000 words and 26 photographs covering everything from the ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read review and view photos here.

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Neighborhood-Changing, Mixed-Use Development Envisioned for Montreal Ballpark

Stephen Bronfman and group are looking at building a new MLB ballpark in Pointe-Saint-Charles, on a federally owned, 8.5-hectare plot of land bordered very roughly by Bridge Street to the south, Mill Street to the east, the Peel Basin/Lachine Canal bike path to the north and the railway to the west.  Right now, the area is largely industrial.  Bronfman and his team want to work with developer Devimco to create a mixed-use project in the area.  Read more and view map hereRead more about Bronfman here.

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NASA Celebrates Opening Day

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Montreal ‘Ready’ for MLB, Developer Working to Secure Land for Downtown Ballpark

Stephen Bronfman, the executive chairman of Claridge Inc. who leads a group of Montreal businesspeople seeking baseball’s return to Montreal, said Monday that he and development group Devimco are working towards securing land near downtown to build a stadium and land a Major League Baseball franchise.  Read more here.

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More New Ballpark Food Items

With spring in the air and baseball season inching closer, foodservice vendors are building buzz for new offerings they will show off at stadiums around the country this summer.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Nationals Unveil New Food Items

Aside from peanuts and Cracker Jacks, fans of the Washington Nationals will be reaching for Korean fried chicken wings and oysters on the half shell at Nationals Park this year.  Read more here and here.  Read about more new food items around the Majors here.

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