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Bay Watch: A's get major boost to stay in Oakland

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
A state agency voted Thursday “in favor” of the A’s request to remove Howard Terminal’s 56 acres from port designation -- “dealing a major win” to the team’s $12B waterfront ballpark project and surrounding development, according to a front-page piece by Sarah Ravani of the S.F....

Key vote goes A's way for Oakland ballpark

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
In a big win for the A’s hopes of staying in Oakland, the S.F. Conservation & Development Commission on Thursday voted in favor of removing the “port priority use area” designation from Howard Terminal, allowing the A's new ballpark project to move forward at the port site. Twenty-three members...

Tropicana Field redevelopment process restarting with new request for proposals

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch yesterday announced that he “would restart the redevelopment process for Tropicana Field,” with a new request for proposals set to go out "in four to six weeks," according to Colleen Wright of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. The new request is "specifically soliciting proposals...

Plans for PNC Arena overhaul continue to take shape

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The "push is back on” to give PNC Arena a “more modernized look and feel,” according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The Centennial Authority, which oversees the arena, yesterday was "given an extensive presentation on possible changes -- or the 'new vision for the arena’s...

Bears make progress on Arlington Heights purchase agreement

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Bears are "making progress toward completing their purchase of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights ... with the clock ticking toward a deadline to seal the deal in 2023," according to Robert McCoppin of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The "highest levels of the team’s administration, including Chairman George McCaskey,...

A's potential Howard Terminal ballpark hinging on crucial vote today

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The A's are “cautiously optimistic” heading into today’s key vote by the S.F. Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) on the "future use of 56 acres that could be the site of a new ballpark for the A’s,” according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL....

A's eye key approval for Oakland development

Morning Buzz / Thursday, June 30, 2022
A key California state agency is expected to vote today on whether the A’s "can move forward" with their $12B plan to "build a waterfront ballpark and surrounding development at Howard Terminal." The S.F. Bay Conservation & Development Commission is "expected to weigh in on whether to approve the...

St. Pete restarts bidding for Tropicana Field project

Closing Bell / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
St. Petersburg Mayor  Ken Welch  is "scrapping the bid process initiated by his predecessor [ Richard Kriseman ] that resulted in two groups competing for the rights to redevelop" the Rays' Tropicana Field. Welch will seek "new bids in the next four to five weeks with the aim of selecting...

N.J. earmarks $100M in state budget for Rutgers facility projects

Daily / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
New Jersey leaders agreed to earmark $100M in taxpayer money to Rutgers in the "upcoming state budget to help fund the renovation of the state school’s aging basketball arena and kick-start a multimillion-dollar indoor football practice facility," according to a front-page piece by Johnson & Sherman of...

Budget proposal offers $15M for ACC to keep HQ in N.C.

Daily / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
A North Carolina state budget proposal released yesterday includes $15M for the ACC to “keep its headquarters" in the state for "at least the next 15 years,” according to Kyle Ingram of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. To qualify for the money, the ACC “must hold...
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