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Governor Signs Bills to Help Advance A’s Ballpark Plans

Amid new threats the Oakland Athletics could move to Las Vegas if a lawsuit by the city of Oakland is not dropped, the state capital has signaled its support for a new ballpark in downtown Oakland. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two Oakland-centric ballpark bills last week, each sponsored by local state officials, which will streamline the regulatory process and help fund infrastructure around the proposed site.  Read more here.

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Filed under League & Franchise, Legal, Market & Location

Latest on Plan to Bring MLB Back to Montreal

Stephen Bronfman, the Baseball Montreal group, and the developer Devimco are in talks to buy a 40-acre plot of land near the Bonaventure Highway and convert it into a $2.5-billion complex of condos, commercial properties and an outdoor stadium.  Read more here.

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Filed under Design & Construction, League & Franchise, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

Manfred to Oakland: Drop Lawsuit or Risk Losing A’s

In an exclusive interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred left no doubt that the city of Oakland’s lawsuit to stop Alameda County from selling its portion of the Coliseum site to the A’s could have repercussions.  Read more here and here.

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Can PDP Succeed in Bringing MLB to Portland?

While it may be difficult to envision it, Terminal 2 could, in a little more than three years, be completely transformed.  The Portland Diamond Project (PDP) has chosen this riverfront expanse for a 32,000-seat stadium that would be home to Portland’s first Major League Baseball team.  Read more here.

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Mariners Announce Ballpark Improvements

On Thursday the Seattle Mariners unveiled $29.8 million in capital improvements to their 20-year-old ballpark — now known as T-Mobile Park.  Read more here.

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Filed under Amenities & Features, Design & Construction, Stadium Issues

Pondering the Value of Angel Stadium, Hosting the Angels

Angel Stadium has been an expensive asset that has yielded little profit for Anaheim over the past two decades, according to recently released city data. But city spokesman Mike Lyster has a take that goes beyond the numbers.  Read more here.

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Final Homestand Begins, Reliving Memories at Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers are starting their final homestand at Globe Life Park, their home for the past 26 seasons.  Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com interviewed longtime members of the Rangers family to learn their favorite memories of the ballpark.  Their thoughts are in this article, originally penned for USA TODAY Sports Weekly.  Read more here.  He also provided a timeline of the biggest events in the ballpark’s history.  Read more here.

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