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The centerfield gate of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, is shown closed and devoid of fans.

Nationals Park Survives Permitting Scare, Remains Open for Final Games of the Baseball Season

The Washington Nationals, winners of the 2019 World Series, almost needed to find a new home for the final games of the 2022 baseball season after Events D.C. failed to meet the terms of the certificate of occupancy for Nationals Park.

October 3, 2022 - Washington Business Journal

Port of Oakland

Opinion: No to the Oakland A's Stadium Project

The A’s want to build a new stadium, housing, and office space on waterfront property in Oakland. However, the project would involve massive corporate handouts and threaten the jobs and housing of African-American residents.

January 12, 2020 - The Mercury News

Baltimore, Maryland

Take Me Out to the City

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger analyzes the evolution of baseball stadiums and celebrates their essential connection to cities in "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City."

July 7, 2019 - Josh Stephens

Wrigley Field

The Story of Ballparks Is the Story of American Cities

A new book looks at the evolution of American ballparks and the changes that have mirrored urbanism.

May 17, 2019 - Curbed

St. Petersburg, Florida

No Breakthroughs in the Search for a New Place to House the Tampa Bay Rays

Finding a new home for a major league baseball team isn't as easy as it used to be in Florida.

April 9, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A's Propose 6,000 New Homes

On top of plans to build a new ballpark, the Oakland Athletics have proposed developing 6,000 units of housing. Half would be located at the new site near Jack London Square, and the other half at the current Oakland Coliseum site.

March 28, 2019 - The Los Angeles Times

Pedestrian Bridge

If You Build (a Gondola), They Will Come

The Oakland A's want to build a gondola from one of the city's premier destinations to the proposed location of a new ballpark.

February 9, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

St. Petersburg

Lots of Ballpark Planning in Play as St. Petersburg Plots to Keep the Tampa Bay Rays

With no shot at a new ballpark in Tampa, and pressure mounting to relocate the team to Portland, Oregon, among other possibilities, the Tampa Bay Rays could still end up at a new location in St. Petersburg.

December 21, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Waterfront Ballpark Plans in the Work in Portland

The Portland Diamond Project is trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

November 30, 2018 - OPB

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Planning for a Post-Baseball Future

The Tampa Bay Rays still play at Tropicana Field, but they won't forever. The redevelopment opportunity for the site will be a game changer for the city.

August 10, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Yawkey Way, Boston

Friday Fun: Ranking the Ballpark Neighborhoods of Major League Baseball

The Midsummer Classic is over, and the dog days of summer are looming. Not every team has a chance at October baseball, but some still offer a lot to love in the neighborhood outside the ballpark.

July 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Seattle Stadiums

A Baseball Ticket Counts as a Train Ticket in Seattle

It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and fans of the Seattle Mariners have an extra reason to celebrate this year.

March 29, 2018 - Curbed Seattle

Atlanta Braves Country

New Bus Circulator Approved to Deliver Fans to New Atlanta Braves Ballpark

The Atlanta Braves are decamping for the suburbs this spring.

February 15, 2017 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Turner Field

So Long, Atlanta Braves (Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out)

A columnist absolutely eviscerates the Atlanta Braves organization as it plays its final game in Turner Field in Atlanta. The team is departing the city for a new suburban stadium in Cobb County.

October 4, 2016 - Marketwatch

Criticism Over Special Parking Arrangements for New Atlanta Braves Stadium

Cobb County, Georgia recently approved the "Accessory Special Event Parking" ordinance to limit parking operations around the Atlanta Braves' new stadium.

July 7, 2016 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Arlington Ballpark

Report: Arlington Baseball Stadium Likely to Cost Taxpayers More Than Promised

An investigation by WFAA-TV finds that the 50-50 deal promised by city officials to build a new baseball stadium in Arlington is more likely going to end up being an 80-20 deal.

June 23, 2016 - WFAA

Arlington Ballpark

Arlington Reveals $1 Billion Baseball Stadium Proposal

For a little while there, it looked like the Texas Ranger were going urban.

May 25, 2016 - Fort Worth Business

Revitalization and Baseball in Downtown Houston

The recent on-field success of the Houston Astros is matched by a wave of building in the neighborhood around their home ballpark. All of that means baseball fans might have a harder time finding a place to park this season.

April 15, 2016 - Houston Chronicle

Three City Builders Name Los Angeles' Key Assets and Flaws

Capturing the complexities and competing forces at play in major metro areas stumps many writers who face the challenge.

July 2, 2015 - The Planning Report

The Cubs Remaking Wrigleyville as the 'Disney World of Baseball'

A Chicago Tribune article reveals some of the behind-the-scenes moves made by the Chicago Cubs to control more of the commercial interests in a neighborhood already famously devoted to its team.

February 14, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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