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$57 Million Makeover Approved for Mets Spring Training Home

New York Mets spring training will remain in St. Lucie County (FL) for the next 25 years after the County Commission Tuesday approved a $57 million renovation of First Data Field.  Read more here.

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Spring Training – Cactus League Tips

Spring training is about to start once again. Thousands of fans of all ages will flock to metro Phoenix baseball stadiums to get their baseball fix — along with a nice dose of gorgeous weather.  Read more here.

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Despite Obstacles, MLB Chief Optimistic About A’s Chosen Ballpark Site

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred remains solidly behind the Oakland A’s efforts to build a stadium, even in the wake of a recent report about hazardous chemicals and the need for costly cleanup at the team’s preferred Howard Terminal site.  Read more hereRead about mounting ballpark opposition here.

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Merger Bringing Name Change to Suntrust Park

One way or another, it looks like the Atlanta Braves are going to be playing in a park that will not be named SunTrust. The $66 billion acquisition of SunTrust by BB&T Corp. means the two huge banks will be merged into one company under a new name, which has yet to be decided.  Read more here.

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NFL’s Raiders to Share Field with MLB’s Giants

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly chosen to go from sharing O.Co Coliseum stadium next season with Oakland A’s to sharing Oracle Park with San Francisco Giants. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season.

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White Sox Unveil ‘The Goose Island’

The Chicago White Sox and Goose Island Beer Company are teaming up to create a special section dubbed “The Goose Island” in the right field bleachers of Guaranteed Rate Field. The new space will include running water fixtures on all four sides to create the “island” of beer and baseball. Read more here.

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Oakland A’s Unveil New Ballpark Gondola Service

Prior to Oakland A’s FanFest at Jack London Square on Saturday, the team’s president, Dave Kaval, introduced the newest idea for the future home of the A’s — a gondola service.  Read more here.

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