A tale of two ballparks: Wrigley vs. Progressive

Chicago and Cleveland. Two Great Lakes cities. It’s been 60-plus years since the Indians won a World Series; it’s been 108 years since the Cubs did it. Neither team’s current ballpark existed when they last raised the world championship pennant, yet both venues have provided a template for the most recent generation of ballparks.


Yankee Stadium will undergo major design changes for 2017

What’s wrong with just watching a baseball game? Yankee Stadium is preparing to become the ultimate hangout in the Bronx for adults and children alike. The Yankees announced that the Stadium will undergo its first series of major design enhancements since the ballpark opened in 2009, adding seven new social gathering spaces as well as

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The battle of the ballparks: Cubs vs. Dodgers and the lost history of L.A.’s own Wrigley Field

The Cubs against the Dodgers. Chicago versus Los Angeles. Carl Sandburg’s “city of the big shoulders” — “stormy, husky, brawling” — taking on the blue-skied, freeway-laced city of the future. A dense tangle of ivy on the outfield walls in one stadium and the clean lines of mid-century architecture in the other. Baseball’s National League Championship

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Astros break ground on removal of Tal’s Hill

It’s really happening. Tal’s Hill isn’t long for this world. The Astros held a ceremonial ground-breaking of their center field renovation project Monday at Minute Maid Park. Although’s Monday’s ceremony involved a simple pile of dirt, five shovels and some Astros execs decked out in suits instead of construction duds, the day still symbolized the beginning of

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Likely news on A’s ballpark situation within year

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expects news within a year regarding potential plans for the Athletics to build a new ballpark in Oakland. MLB is monitoring weekly calls the A’s are holding to plan for a new stadium, and the low-budget franchise is exploring several potential locations. “I have spent more time with the A’s, on their stadium

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Turner Field to be converted into college football stadium

Turner Field may have played host to its final Major League Baseball game, but the stadium lives on as a functional sports facility. In a testament to sustainability, the 20-year-old stadium, originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympics before it was converted to a ballpark for the Atlanta Braves, will now be turned into a college

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The last days of Turner Field, the stadium that could have been great

There’s a strange vibe at Turner Field these days that has nothing to do with the baseball-like product that the Braves are playing. The team’s touting a countdown of the final days at its perfectly serviceable stadium while pumping up the hope and promise of next year’s home, the still-unfinished SunTrust Park, and it’s … unsettling.

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The inside stories of Fenway’s Green Monster

The bases are loaded, and David Ortiz spits into his hands, claps twice, and digs in against the hated Yankees. New York left fielder Brett Gardner inches back to the warning track. Not 10 feet behind him, Christian Elias, the Green Monster scoreboard operator, peers over Gardner’s shoulder. Elias is actually in the spot where the left

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