The evolution of Wrigley Field will continue when the Cubs begin construction on three premier clubs shortly after the final out of the season.
Baseball is trending toward smaller stadiums, from the nearly 50,000-seat monoliths to the 40,000-or-so capacities of AT&T Park, and the Oakland Athletics’ plan for a $500 million, 34,000-seat ballpark near Lake Merritt takes the evolution a seat further.
When you go to a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field next season, you will see something new — the field itself. For the first time since the stadium opened in 1999, the entire playing surface is being replaced.
The city of Kansas City is funding a study of at least four potential sites for a downtown baseball stadium for the Kansas City Royals, according to documents obtained by The Star.
About an hour after the Royals’ season finale Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, a group of grounds crew members grabbed a golf club and put a pin in center field.
Here’s how the idea for building a swimming pool in a Major League Baseball ballpark came about. Three guys from Chicago were looking at a model of Phoenix’s proposed ballpark when one of them made an off-hand reference to a novelty shower that used to sit in center field in the White Sox stadium.
Projet Montréal Leader Valérie Plante says “not a penny” of public money will be spent on a new baseball stadium — unless Montrealers agree to it. Plante said if elected, her party would hold a ref
The Texas Rangers’ new stadium will have a retractable roof, but the baseball team wants fans to feel like they’re still outdoors. The ballpark will be more intimate than the current Globe Life Park, with seating for about 41,000 instead of 50,000 and putting fans closer to the field.
The Twins were given a potential layout for a football field from the architect of Target Field when the stadium was constructed in 2010. “But we just kind of sat on that for seven years and waited,” said Larry DiVito, the Twins’ head groundskeeper.
A group of Laney College students, Chinatown and Eastlake activists and an organization representing tenants are holding a rally Tuesday morning to oppose a new baseball stadium on land owned by the Peralta Community College District.