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Archives: Feb. 11-17, 2008

Archives: Feb. 11-17, 2008 Marlins ballpark inches closer to fruition; deal could be done by Thursday Posted Feb. 17, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Florida Marlins are this close to closing a deal on a new ballpark, as the team, Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami work out the final financial details. A […]

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Archives: Feb. 4-10, 2008

Archives: Feb. 4-10, 2008 Updated cost of new Yankee Stadium: $1.3 billion Posted Feb. 8, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Not that this should surprise anyone, but the most recent tally of the cost of the new Yankee Stadium is now up to $1.3 billion, up from the original cost estimate of $930 million. It’s […]

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Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2008

Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2008< Cubs: Wrigley should pay for Wrigley Field naming rights Posted Jan. 25, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Chicago Cubs are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to selling naming rights to Wrigley Field. The Wrigley Field brand is one of the great brands in American popular […]

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Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2008

Archives: Jan. 15-21, 2008 Marlins lease proposal not expected until February Posted Jan. 18, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) A proposed lease for a new Florida Marlins ballpark probably won’t be reviewed by the Miami-Dade County Commission until February, as negotiations are still ongoing. Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami have already worked out […]

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Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2008

Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2008 New Richmond plan: tear down Diamond and build new ballpark — but will the Braves be around? Posted Jan. 14, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Richmond (Va.) officials want to tear down The Diamond, the current home of the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League), and build a new ballpark next […]

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Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2008

Archives: Jan. 1-7, 2008 New Yankee Stadium goes up, but Bronx still seeks benefits Posted Jan. 7, 2008 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) When the New York Yankees came to a final agreement for a new Yankee Stadium, the team would give roughly $1.2 million a year, starting when the work began, to various community groups […]

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Archives: Dec. 16-31, 2007

Archives: Dec. 16-31, 2007 Selling Cubbies priority for new owner Posted Dec. 21, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Selling the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and a stake in a local sports cable network is a high priority for new Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell, who yesterday formally took control of the publishing giant, whose assets […]

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Archives: Dec. 9-15, 2007

Archives: Dec. 9-15, 2007 Marlins funding closer to reality Posted Dec. 14, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Florida Marlins may finally get the elusive funding for their long-sought retractable-roof ballpark after Miami commissioners approved on Thursday a wide-ranging plan to fund billions of dollars worth of projects in the city. The plan, hammered out […]

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Archives: Dec. 2-8, 2007

Archives: Dec. 2-8, 2007 Mecklenburg County approves land swap for new Knights ballpark Posted Dec. 6, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Another important milestone happened in the development of a new ballpark for the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League): The Mecklenburg County Commission voted Tuesday night to buy the land for the new ballpark. Reports […]

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Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2007

Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2007 Rays unveil plans for new ballpark Posted Nov. 29, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Tampa Bay Rays formally unveiled their plans for a new waterfront ballpark that could open as soon as 2012 if things go smoothly. The new ballpark, to be built on the current site of Al […]

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