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.
The Athletics have picked land near Oakland’s Lake Merritt as the site for a new, privately financed ballpark. Team President Dave Kaval said in a letter to the Peralta Community College District that he believes the location presents an opportunity to keep the city’s “last professional sports team in Oakland for the long term.”
The center-field video scoreboard featured the same “Citi Field” in big, bold letters and the words “Let’s Go Mets.” But neither of the two logos flashing below it belonged to the usual home team.
Montreal has renewed its offer to Major League Baseball to help out in the wake of Hurricane Irma, but was politely refused. A person with knowledge of the city’s offer told The Canadian Press late Thursday that the City of Montreal made an offer to host the upcoming three-game series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.
Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park. The stadium, which opened in 2012, is built to withstand a Category 4 storm, which includes winds up to 156 mph