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Mariners Lease Deal Approved, New Ballpark Name Coming Soon

After a delay, a renegotiation, some public outcry and general local politics, the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District (PFD) Board and Seattle Mariners have reached a final agreement on a new 25-year ballpark lease for the venue formerly known as Safeco Field.  With the lease finalized, the Mariners are expected to announce a stadium naming rights deal — rumored to be with T-Mobile — in the coming days.  Read more here.

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Rays Ybor City Ballpark Plan Dead

Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said the plan to build a stadium in Ybor City (FL) is no longer viable but the team remains committed, for now, to looking again for a new home in the Tampa Bay area.  Read more here.

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Baseball Winter Meetings Begin Sunday in Las Vegas

PRESS RELEASE – Approximately 3,000 baseball executives from over 200 professional teams, media from around the world and hundreds of exhibitors and job seekers will converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings™ at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from Dec. 9-13.

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It’s ‘CoolToday Park’

The new spring training home of the Atlanta Braves has its name: CoolToday Park. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with CoolToday for the naming rights of the facility, slated to host its first game on Sunday, March 24, with the Braves taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.  Read more here.

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Portland Diamond Project Announces Land Deal

The group seeking to lure a MLB baseball team to Portland is expected to announce Today that it’s reached a tentative deal to buy land for a new stadium. The leading candidate appears to be the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, a marine cargo terminal in Northwest Portland. Read more and view photos here.

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A’s Unveil Waterfront Ballpark Plan, Coliseum Redevelopment

The Oakland A’s have unveiled a “bigger than baseball” mega-ballpark deal that includes a “jewel box” waterfront stadium at Howard Terminal on the city’s waterfront.  Read more here.  View more renderings here.

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Rangers Unveil Model of New Stadium

The Texas Rangers unveiled this week a new three-dimensional model of their new stadium, Globe Life Field.  The $1.2 billion retractable-roof stadium will open for the 2020 season.  Read more and view photos here.

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