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Latest on Plan to Bring MLB Back to Montreal

Stephen Bronfman, the Baseball Montreal group, and the developer Devimco are in talks to buy a 40-acre plot of land near the Bonaventure Highway and convert it into a $2.5-billion complex of condos, commercial properties and an outdoor stadium.  Read more here.

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Does Ybor City Ballpark Still Make Sense for Shared Rays Team?

Hillsborough County should still work on bringing the Tampa Bay Rays across the Bay even if the team makes good on its idea to split future seasons with Montreal.  County Commissioner Ken Hagan said Wednesday that the county is still exploring the creation of an entertainment district in Ybor City, a venture that could include a small multi-use sports stadium as a potential future home for the Rays.  Read more here.

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Rays’ Sternberg Makes First Public Comments About Playing in Two Home Ballparks

At times wistful and at other times defensive, Stu Sternberg made his first public comments since Commissioner Rob Manfred surprised the baseball world last week by announcing that he’d granted the Tampa Bay Rays permission to explore splitting home games between Tampa Bay (FL) and Montreal (QC).  Read more and watch full press conference here.

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Ballpark Land Deal Reached in Montreal

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

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Neighborhood-Changing, Mixed-Use Development Envisioned for Montreal Ballpark

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 hereRead more about Bronfman here.

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Montreal ‘Ready’ for MLB, Developer Working to Secure Land for Downtown Ballpark

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.

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Latest on Montreal Baseball Project

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.

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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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MLB in Montreal: No More Investors Need Apply

According to a source, a group of Montreal investors has met the conditions laid out by Major League Baseball to get a team back in the city.  Read more here.

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With World Series Over, Time for New Rays to Montreal Rumors

Tampa Bay Rays LogoOn Sunday, a Montreal freelance journalist, Pierre Trudel, tweeted that Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg had commissioned a viability study for a baseball stadium in Montreal’s Griffin Town neighborhood.  Read more here.

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A Possible Site for a New Montreal Ballpark?

Montreal Expos LogoMontreal baseball fans dreaming of the return of major league baseball were teased once again Monday after developer Luc Poirier said that his newly purchased downtown property could become a baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Montreal Catches Baseball (Returning) Fever

Montreal Expos LogoAlong the back wall of a sleek new souvenir and magazine shop at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal (QC), there is an array of sports team products: jerseys, hats, coffee mugs and the like.  The logos on the merchandise were for only two teams, the NHL’s Canadiens, and the Expos, a baseball team that has not existed for more than a decade.  Read more here.

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LaBatt Park: The World’s Best Ballpark Never Built

Montreal Expos LogoThe best major league baseball park that was never built was given a name: LaBatt Park.  A scale model of the stadium now sits on the lobby floor of the Montreal architecture firm Provencher Roy.  Read more here.

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