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Political Support for Montreal Ballpark Funding

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.

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Montreal Mayor on Return of MLB: ‘We’re In’

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.

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Montreal Mayor to Meet Friday with Promoters of MLB’s Return to the City

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.

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Manfred to Montreal: No New Ballpark, No Expansion Team

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.

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Montreal Mayor Facing Ballpark Funding Challenge from Political Opponent

Projet Montréal (a municipal political party) Leader Valérie Plante and candidate Eric Alan Caldwell say while Mayor Denis Coderre is ready to give Major League Baseball a blank check in order to lure a team back to Montreal, their party won’t.  Read more here.

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Commissioned Montreal Baseball Stadium Designs Revealed

Montreal baseball fans are getting excited after hearing architecture firm Provencher Roy has created a series of designs for a potential stadium downtown.  Read more and view designs here.

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Montreal Expos Fans Invade 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend

There were many, many Expos fans in Cooperstown, having come from about five hours away by cars and by bus. They were all together again, rooting for a common cause, and in the process showing a national American audience on television — not to mention current commissioner Rob Manfred — that if MLB should return to Quebec, their arms would be wide open.  Read more here and here.

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