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Monday, September 19, 2016

Rangers owners say if city builds them new stadium, old one can be stores or something | Field of Schemes

This is just insane. The current park is only 22 years old.

And this is just bizarre:

In an letter released Sunday on WFAA/Channel 8 Inside Texas Politics, Rangers managing partner Ray Davis said the team is working with the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. to develop retail shops along the Randol Mill Road side of Globe Life Park: “It is the Rangers’ intent to preserve the beautiful exterior facade.”

So if the Texas Rangers owners get more than half a billion dollars in public money to replace their 22-year-old stadium with a new stadium so they can have air conditioning, they’re going to keep the old, un-air-conditioned building around to use as … shops? Or part of the building? And the field could be “refitted for another purpose” somehow? Possibly as “park and festival spaces”?

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2016 at 09:09 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, rangers

Monday, August 15, 2016

OTP 2016 August 15: Amarillo’s Politics Could Cost City a AA Baseball Team

Nelson presented a feasibility study to the Lubbock city council Thursday showing how bringing a major league affiliated baseball team to the city would benefit them not only culturally with downtown development but economically as well.

“Part of the project is to build a stadium with a minimum capacity of 6,000 seats. Nelson said. “Deterime the ideal site for that stadium. Determine the viability of sharing the stadium with the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: August 15, 2016 at 08:09 AM | 989 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, minor leagues, politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MLB Scores Important Victory in Fan-Safety Lawsuit | FanGraphs Baseball

I don’t have a problem with extending the netting further away from home plate. Extending it all the way to the foul poles seems a little excessive.

Consequently, even if the plaintiffs were to prevail against the five remaining defendant-teams, the most they could hope to obtain would be a court order requiring MLB’s five California franchises to extend protective netting from foul-pole-to-foul-pole in each of their stadiums. Thus, Friday’s ruling dashes the Payne plaintiffs’ hopes of securing league-wide changes to the level of protection provided to fans.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, fan safety

 

 

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