Eight new food items coming to five Major League ballparks include, the Nutella Egg Roll (Detroit Tigers), Ode to Detroit Dog (Detroit Tigers), The Spec-Tater (Atlanta Braves), Dilly Dog (Texas Rangers), Queen City Fried Garlic Bologna Sandwich (Cincinnati Reds), Candy Cone Waffle Cone (Cincinnati Reds), Cuban Burger (Chicago White Sox), and Gioia’s Hot Salami Sandwich (St. Louis Cardinals). Read more and see photos here.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced a host of new food items at Chase Field for the 2018 season, including a hot dog hot dog topped in carne asada, french fries, guacamole, queso and pico de gallo. In the past, Chase has been the home to a bevy of hot dog options, including the cheeseburger dog, churro dog — and, naturally, churro dog 2.0. Read more and see photos here.
Aramark, the award-winning food and beverage partner of eight Major League Baseball teams, has unveiled its new menu for the 2018 season, which includes taco trios, gourmet hot dogs, vegan eats and more. Read more here.
For the elected officials who want to see the Tampa Bay Rays move to Ybor City, it’s especially good news that Hillsborough County had a record-setting year collecting the Tourist Development Tax, which now sits at 5 cents per dollar spent by visitors to stay at hotels, motels and other short-term rentals. There is interest in raising the tax by 1 cent to help pay for a new ballpark. Read more here.
Major League Baseball is planning to hold FoodFest — a two-day, indoor festival in New York City that gives fans the opportunity to try dishes from all 30 MLB ballparks. The event will be held on April 21 & 22. Learn more here.
The proposed plan to move the home-run sculpture Derek Jeter doesn’t want in Marlins Park to Miami’s Museum Park is dead. But, that doesn’t mean the sculpture is safe from relocation. Read more here.
The digging and excavation work is nearly done for the Texas Rangers’ new billion-dollar ballpark. Nearly a million and a half cubic yards of dirt have been excavated, with 75 miles of steel rods holding up the retaining walls. The excavation will be complete in two weeks and then the project will enter a new phase. Read more, watch video, and see photos here.