Stephen Bronfman and group are looking at building a new MLB ballpark in Pointe-Saint-Charles, on a federally owned, 8.5-hectare plot of land bordered very roughly by Bridge Street to the south, Mill Street to the east, the Peel Basin/Lachine Canal bike path to the north and the railway to the west. Right now, the area is largely industrial. Bronfman and his team want to work with developer Devimco to create a mixed-use project in the area. Read more and view map here. Read more about Bronfman here.
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Stephen Bronfman, the executive chairman of Claridge Inc. who leads a group of Montreal businesspeople seeking baseball’s return to Montreal, said Monday that he and development group Devimco are working towards securing land near downtown to build a stadium and land a Major League Baseball franchise. Read more here.
The people trying to bring a Major League Baseball team to Montreal say the project would do best if a stadium was built downtown. The group released a study last week indicating that bringing the Expos back is financially viable, but a stadium with about 32,000 seats in a central location with public transit access would be best. Read more here.
Quebec’s three main political parties are open to the idea of providing public money for the construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Montreal — as long as taxpayers aren’t left on the hook for the whole thing. Read more here.
After 45-minutes of talks with businessmen Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Gerber about bringing Major League Baseball back to Montreal (QC), Mayor Valerie Plante said, “we’re in.” Plante didn’t even rule out putting public money into the project, as long as it was approved by citizens in a referendum. Read more here.
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 5, 2018
Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s looking forward to meeting Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber on Friday to discuss the return of Major League Baseball to Montreal (QC). Bronfman and Garber head a group of investors in talks to land an MLB team for the city, through expansion or relocation of an existing franchise. Read more here.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists the league will not expand until the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics have new stadiums. And, of course, Montreal needs a new ballpark before MLB will consider a return to the city. Read more here.