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Rangers New Ballpark 72% Complete, Latest Renderings Released

The Texas Rangers have released a huge gallery of renderings of the new Globe Life Field, which is 72% complete and slated to open in spring 2020.  Read more and watch video hereView renderings gallery here.

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No Kicking Angels Out of Angel Stadium

The one-year ballpark lease extension the council approved with the Los Angeles Angels in January didn’t mean the current lease would expire when the extension does.  As a result, the Angels could choose between a new or renovated stadium in Anaheim, a proposed waterfront ballpark in Long Beach, or simply play out their current lease, which extends through 2029.  Read more here.

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MLB to Play at ‘Field of Dreams’ Site

As announced last week, the “Field of Dreams site in Dyersville (IA) will become big-league reality on August 13, 2020, when the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will take the field surrounded by fans cheering from a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark to be constructed on the farm site where the classic film was shot.  Construction on the ballpark will begin Tuesday.  Read more here.  Read about how the business community in tiny Dyersville is handling the news here.

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Does Ybor City Ballpark Still Make Sense for Shared Rays Team?

Hillsborough County should still work on bringing the Tampa Bay Rays across the Bay even if the team makes good on its idea to split future seasons with Montreal.  County Commissioner Ken Hagan said Wednesday that the county is still exploring the creation of an entertainment district in Ybor City, a venture that could include a small multi-use sports stadium as a potential future home for the Rays.  Read more here.

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Henderson Tried to Bring Diamondbacks to Vegas Area

Last year, Henderson (NV) officials quietly began a push to lure the Arizona Diamondbacks from the team’s Phoenix home to their city. Although discussions have stalled, the move signals Henderson’s desire to grow as a professional sports-caliber city.  Read more here.

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Rumors Fly About Another Potential Ballpark Site in Portland

The Portland Diamond Project says it’s pushing ahead on a plan for a baseball stadium at a Northwest Portland cargo terminal, but rumors are flying over another potential site: the Lloyd Center mall.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Portland Diamond Project Signs Labor Agreement

Despite not having a Major League Baseball team yet, the Portland Diamond Project signed a labor agreement with the Oregon Arm of the American Federation of Labor.  That means future employees in concessions, retail, maintenance, media and more could organize and join a union.  Read more and watch news report here.

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