To some, the best sound of Opening Days past at Fenway Park was always the rumbling good vibrations of the metal gates being hoisted up, revealing so many joyous faces on kids who were playing hooky, decked out in their best Red Sox gear, including their baseball gloves.
Rob Matwick woke up Sunday morning and checked the Arlington weather forecasts. The Rangers’ executive vice president for business operations saw rain coming on Monday, but Tuesday is supposed to be 67 degrees and partly cloudy. Matwick knew it would be great weather for opening up a new ballpark.
One of the concerns for Dodgers fans, other than the obvious, has been stadium renovations for 2020. Major League Baseball has of course suspended operations, but that has not stopped construction workers from working tirelessly around the clock.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have decided to focus on Chase Field as their place to play in the Phoenix area, certainly for the present and perhaps even for the long-term
A planned $100-million offseason renovation of Dodger Stadium that focused on adding five elevators and four escalators, creating a “front door” and sprucing up the outfield pavilions is expected to be ready for opening day against the San Francisco Giants on March 26 but won’t be done in time for exhibitions against the Angels on March 23 and 24. That’s cutting it close.
Marlins FanFest on Saturday provided not only a first look at the club’s newcomers but also the changes at Marlins Park, from on the diamond to the east plaza.
The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced that Miller Park will become American Family Field on Jan. 1.
Truist Park is the new name of the Atlanta Braves’ stadium. The change from SunTrust Park, the stadium’s name for its first three years, follows SunTrust Bank’s merger with BB&T to form Truist Financial Corp.
Construction at the new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, is nearing completion. The team said Thursday that the ballpark is now 90% complete and that roughly 24,000 of the stadium’s 40,300 seats have been installed.
The Arlington, Texas, city council voted to continue its partnership with the MLB’s Texas Rangers, Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corp., and The Cordish Cos., and is moving forward with an $810 million expansion of Arlington’s Entertainment District.