Tag Archives: MLB

A’s Targeting Two Potential Ballpark Sites

The Oakland A’s are reportedly focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square.  Of the two, sources say the Laney College property is the team’s preferred spot.  Read more here.

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So, No State Funds for Rays New Ballpark?

Well into its search for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays are finding that the era of easy public money is over.  Not only is the Legislature opposed to using state money for stadiums and arenas, but lawmakers are increasingly hostile to using any type of public support — even if local taxpayers agree to it.  Read more here.

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Slomovitz Names New Executive Chef at GABP

The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have named Manny Slomovitz as the new executive chef for Great American Ball Park.  Read more here.

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Will New ‘Rally Lights’ Trend Bring MLB Scrutiny?

While the San Francisco Giants are off to a rough start this season, fans at AT&T Park are starting a new trend there: rally lights.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Reds Introduce ‘Bandwagon Cam’

Taking a shot at the hordes of Chicago Cubs fans in their ballpark, the Cincinnati Reds introduced the “Bandwagon Cam.”  Read more here.

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Target Field Greenest Sports Facility in America

Saving those leftover brats, burgers and chicken breasts from Target Field has helped the Minnesota Twins hit gold.  The team learned Saturday that Target Field is the first sports facility in the country to receive gold LEED certification for building operations.  Read more here.

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The A’s ‘Will’ Announce Ballpark Site this Year

It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium.  A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017.  But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.”  Read more and see tweet here.

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