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A’s staying in Oakland, Commissioner Confirms

The Athletics’ search for a new ballpark will be confined to Oakland, and Major League Baseball will put off any expansion talks until it solves its two outstanding stadium issues. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday the exact site is up to the team’s owners, but he made clear the sport has no intention to allow

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Petco Park is fitting stage for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball’s 87th All-Star Game comes to San Diego this week. It is, without question, the biggest national sporting event to hit the self-proclaimed America’s Finest City since … well, since San Diego’s last Super Bowl. That was Super Bowl XXXVII in late January 2003, Tampa Bay’s victory over Oakland. It could be considered last

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Groundskeeps say farewell to Tiger Stadium field

Joe Michnuk and Tim Meloche stood behind the fence at Tiger Stadium Monday to bid a final goodbye to the field they loved and helped restore over the last six years. Michnuk, 57, and Meloche, 54, are members of the Navin Field Grounds Crew, a volunteer team that helped maintain the classic diamond since May of 2010, after

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How long should a baseball stadium last?

The City Council of Arlington, Texas, approved a plan last month to contribute half the $1 billion cost of a new, air-conditioned baseball stadium for the Texas Rangers. If all goes to plan, it will be the team’s third stadium since it relocated from Washington in the early 1970s. Taken together with other recent deals, it

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Braves ‘top out’ SunTrust Park with final beam

The final steel beam was lifted by crane Monday to the top of SunTrust Park as Braves executives, dignitaries and media members watched from what will become the playing field of the new Cobb County stadium. The 33-foot-long, 1,422-pound beam was bolted into position 155 feet above field level, completing a “topping-out” ceremony that Braves

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Fort Bragg’s Major League ballpark taking shape

With a month to go before the first pitch, Fort Bragg’s Major League ballpark is nearing completion. In the last few weeks, crews have nearly finished bleachers that will hold most of the 12,500 fans set to attend the July 3 game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. The warning track is all but

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Rangers Unveil Plans for New Ballpark in Arlington

If voters agree to pay for half of a $1 billion stadium, the Texas Rangers will stick around Arlington long enough to celebrate the team’s 80th anniversary. City leaders and Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers’ stay by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city

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Wrigley Field Remake: Now it’s Beautiful Outside, too

For decades, the phrase “beautiful Wrigley Field” didn’t fit the ballpark’s exterior, which was covered in gray concrete panels that could have been lifted from a 1960s parking garage. The ballpark only became beautiful when fans entered the seating bowl and the emerald green field and ivy-covered outfield walls burst on them, like Eden redux.

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