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There's a completely new look at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, AZ. Click here to look at our 15 photos (that you won't see anywhere else) ... You can also check out my thoughts on the "power outage" that's occurring in pro baseball on our Facebook page ... We'll soon provide photos of all of the improvements at the Twins' spring training complex.
The Cubs moved out and the Oakland A's moved in -- but not before $26 million was spent renovating and "rebranding" HoHoKam Stadium and the nearby spring training complex. We attended the A's opening game in the remodeled facility, and the results are incredibly positive -- particularly the food! Read our assessments and take a look at the 15 photos.
It's hard to keep up with all of the stories involving the renovations to Wrigley Field, which now are likely to take an entire additional year, but despite rumors, the park will be ready for this year's opening day. One of the rooftop operations involved in a lawsuit with the Cubs, though, has just been indicted for falsifying its attendance and revenues to shortchange the team. Of course, there is a lot of emotion on both sides of the renovation issue.
Big League ballpark notes
After a trial run at Target Field for the 2014 All Star Game, self-serve beer dispensers are being installed at Cincy's Great American Ball Park ... Palm Beach County moved closer to a two-team spring-training complex by approving a $5-million "down payment" on the $135-million project ... Wall Street Journal reports that Yankee players are worried that the new pro soccer team that plays in Yankee Stadium could be damaging the turf ... Bees took over an exhibition game in Tempe ... Busch Stadium (left) will finally offer Cardinal fans WiFi ... For decades, it was the home of pro baseball, especially in the spring. Now Phoenix Muni is being remodeled to accommodate the new tenants, Arizona State University baseball ... Just in time for the 2015 MLB All Star Game, the Reds are adding a huge new bar at Great American Ball Park ... The Dodgers are taking heat for increasing the cost of parking at Dodger Stadium by 100% ($10 to $20) over the course of two seasons.
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