The Cleveland Indians plan to ask Cuyahoga County for $8 million to fund the renovation of Progressive Field. According to the organization, the improvements represent areas of the ballpark that need the most attention after 25 years of use. Read more here.
Tag Archives: MLB
John Moores has some advice for A’s president Dave Kaval and managing partner John Fisher in their quest to fund and build a new ballpark within the city limits of Oakland: Stay strong. The results are worth it, the downside too extreme. Read more here.
The Oakland (CA) City Council this week approved an “exclusive negotiating agreement” with the Oakland A’s, allowing the two to begin talks about constructing a ballpark at the Coliseum, the team’s home for 50 years. The A’s now have the blessing to study both the Coliseum and Howard Terminal in their quest to build a new ballpark in Oakland. Read more here.
This past week, the Maricopa County (AZ) Stadium Board of Directors voted 4-1 in favor of settling a lawsuit that will give the Arizona Diamondbacks a chance during the next five years to build a new ballpark somewhere else in the county and leave Chase Field by 2022. In exchange, the D-backs have to manage and maintain the existing stadium as long as they remain there. Read more here.
Photographs of architectural renderings of a proposed Major League Baseball stadium show backers of the pro-ball effort envision their team playing in a sleek, open stadium near the Willamette River. Read more and view renderings here.
Major League Baseball reportedly intends to announce next week that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year. Read more here.
Maricopa County has struck a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks over Chase Field that allows the team to immediately begin looking for another home if it drops a lawsuit arguing the county should pay $187 million in repairs. Read more here.