The A’s were ready to talk money. With the predictably of a 3-0 fastball, the news was encouraging. According to a study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the team’s proposed new stadium — there are three sites under consideration — would stuff the pockets of Oakland residents and businesses to the tune of $3.05 billion over the first decade of facility operations.
The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.
Since before the late Dave Niehaus threw out the ceremonial first pitch on the day it opened, the emerald jewel of a stadium in the Sodo district has been known as Safeco Field. But that will change after the 2018 season.
Kennesaw State and Jacksonville State will play each other in 2018, but the game won’t take place on the traditional gridiron. On Friday, Kennesaw State announced that its game against the Gamecocks next season will be played at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves that opened in April of this year.
A lucrative events contract at the heart of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ lawsuit to leave Chase Field is expiring, leaving open a possibility: Could Maricopa County craft a new agreement that entices the team to stay?
At about 10:57 p.m. on May 16, a 42-year-old man named Rick Garrity was exiting Wrigley Field in Chicago when he apparently tried to climb a 36-inch rail on a ramp leading from the upper deck, according to Chicago Cubs and police officials.
After the Ricketts family purchased the Cubs in 2009, team President Crane Kenney offered Tom Ricketts two items for his windowless office — a mousetrap and a fly swatter.
The Oakland A’s are now focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square, according to four knowledgeable sources. Two of those sources say the Laney College property has edged into the lead as the team’s preferred spot. The A’s now view the Oakland Coliseum site as a distant-third choice.
On the last night of the first homestand at SunTrust Park, two Braves executives — both of them immersed in the stadium project for years — expressed satisfaction and exhilaration about the ballpark’s opening week.
The last time I saw so many people slow-walking on bridges over an Atlanta highway it was on “The Walking Dead.” They spilled in from everywhere Friday, on concrete bridges slung over highways they had successfully traversed to get to SunTrust Park. They crowded in a wide line, on concrete suspensions, above a morass of multilaned freeways