NBA and MLS expansion, a relocation of the new Orlando City FC stadium and the demolition of Compadre Stadium are among the top stories published this week on August Publications websites.
This is, of course, just a gentle reminder that we publish more than Ballpark Digest. Here are some highlights:
- From Arena Digest: NBA expansion on tap? Not likely. Some reports have the NBA looking at expansion to Seattle and Louisville in coming years, but that’s highly unlikely until the future of the Milwaukee Bucks and a downtown arena are addressed.
- From Soccer Stadium Digest: NBA’s Kings mull Sacramento Republic FC purchase. The Sacramento Kings (NBA) are in talks about a Sacramento Republic FC purchase, with a plan to raise the USL Pro team to MLS with a new downtown stadium.
- From Soccer Stadium Digest: Orlando soccer stadium site shifted, eminent domain proceedings dropped. An Orlando soccer stadium site for MLS’s Orlando City FC will be shifted a block east, allowing the city to drop eminent-domain proceedings against a church not willing to give up their building at the price offered by the city.
- From Spring Training Online: Demolition of Compadre Stadium begins. Another memory to file away: demolition of Compadre Stadium, the former Chandler spring-training home of the Milwaukee Brewers, has begun.
- From New West: Sweet Thunder: Relieving a parched Butte. We review Ivan Doig’s newest novel, Sweet Thunder, released this week in paperback. Yes, there’s actually a baseball connection: the action takes place in the aftermath of the 1919 World Series scandal.
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