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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Leitch: 30 Stadiums in 30 Days

Given unlimited money I’d not only do this but drag other people along with me. I’d definitely just use a private jet, though.

Thursday, April 10: Minnesota. Red-eye! It’s impressive it has taken us this long to hit a red-eye flight. The next couple of days are going to be exhausting, so hang in with us. Because there are again no Western games today, we’re going to zip over to the Twin Cities real fast for an afternoon game, then zip right back out. If you’ve made it this far, you know you don’t need to sleep or shower. The cold of Target Field will wake you up anyway.

11 p.m. TAXI: Cab from Safeco Field to Seattle airport $30.
12:50 a.m. FLIGHT: Delta from Seattle to Minneapolis, $169.
6 a.m. TAXI: Cab from Minneapolis airport to Target Field. $34.
1:10 p.m. GAME: Oakland A’s at Minnesota Twins, 212 Home Plate Terrace, $40.
6:19 p.m. FLIGHT: Frontier Airlines, Minneapolis to San Diego (via Denver), $169
10:15 p.m. TAXI: Cab from San Diego airport to Petco Park. $20.

Friday, April 11: San Diego. Yes, that’s right: You just went from a game to an airport to a game to another airport without ever stopping at a hotel to sleep. You’re a gamer. Here’s your chance to get some sleep, though. You powered through what was essentially a 36-hour day in three different time zones, and once you check into the hotel by Petco Park, you can pass out until first pitch. You’ve earned it.

Midnight. HOTEL: Hotel Indigo Gaslamp, $143.
7:10 p.m. GAME: Detroit Tigers at San Diego Padres, Bleachers, $20.
11 p.m.: HOTEL: Hotel Indigo Gaslamp, $143.


The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: January 18, 2014 at 12:47 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb, road trip, stadia, stadiums

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sources: Nationals Want Tax Dollars To Put Roof On Nats Park

The Washington Nationals want to put a roof over the team’s stadium and they want taxpayers to pick up the tab.

Multiple sources tell WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves that team executives have approached several District officials, including some inside mayor Vincent Gray’s office, to propose the addition to Nationals Park.

While the discussions are in very preliminary stages, diagrams of the proposed roof have been presented to the mayor’s office.

The project would cost roughly $300 million to complete.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

AP: Houston votes against Astrodome

After Texas voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the Astrodome into a giant convention and event center, the stadium is likely to be demolished.

“We can’t allow the once-proud Astrodome to sit like a rusting ship in the middle of a parking lot. This was the best effort (to revamp the stadium), and voters have turned it down,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. Fifty-three percent voted against the referendum.

Emmett said a final decision on what happens to the Astrodome will be up to the commissioners court, the group of local officials who manage the county. But he said the stadium’s future was pretty much sealed with the referendum’s failure. He said a decision would have to be made quickly but didn’t say exactly when that would happen.

While some supporters who attended an election watch party Tuesday evening in an exhibition hall across from the Astrodome vowed to continue fighting for the stadium, preservation groups who had championed the referendum said there was really nothing more that could be done.

“Because it sat vacant for many years, there’s been a lack of passion for it,” said Beth Wiedower, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, one of the groups backing the plan.

Wiedower said efforts to promote the referendum had reinvigorated that passion.

“But it just wasn’t enough,” she said.

Another single tear rolls down BBC’s cheek.

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: November 06, 2013 at 08:27 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, stadium financing, stadiums



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