The Washington Nationals this week became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. The “Apollo at the Park” program is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon. Read more here.
For the third time in a half-century and the first time in two decades, Major League Baseball will bring its All-Star game to metro Atlanta in 2021. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Wednesday. Read more here.
The Oakland Athletics’ plan to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square could generate $7.3 billion in economic benefits over 10 years for Oakland and Alameda County, according to a study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Read more here.
The Portland Diamond Project will get up to six more months to study a Northwest Portland marine cargo terminal as a potential baseball stadium site before it has to commit. Read more here.
Stephen Bronfman-owned Claridge Investments and real estate development firm Devimco have reached an agreement to develop a plot of land for sale known as the Peel Basin, where a group committed to bringing Major League Baseball back to Montreal (QC) would like to build a new stadium. Read more here and here
As MLB concessions gets more technologically advanced, Chicago-based Levy — a leading stadium concession provider — uses its analytical arm, E15, to help drive decisions about stadium concessions. Read more here.
The plan to bring Major League Baseball to Portland (OR) is rounding the bases, and its founder believes this summer is going to be a grand slam. Read more here.