Monday, March 27, 2006

Could the Cardinals be the only baseball team in Missouri?

Eyes on Kansas City's prizes

  • If residents of Jackson County vote down tax increases to pay for stadium refurbishments for the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs, look for other cities to begin wooing the two teams. We can't see Lamar Hunt moving the Chiefs, and it's also a little hard to see David Glass moving the Royals, but you can bet Portland (Ore.) and Norfolk (Va.) baseball enthusiasts will be pitching their cities as possible new homes. The Portland/Vancouver, Wash., area, with a metropolitan population of about 2.3 million, is the largest community in the country with just one major-league team, the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Norfolk, which encompasses Virginia Beach, Hampton and Newport News for a metropolitan population of 1.6 million, matches Las Vegas as the largest markets without any major-league franchises. More from AP. A key part of the vote concerns a rolling roof to cover both Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium; here are more details

Chase Field in 2011 and Busch in 2009?

  • St. Louis with its new Busch Stadium and adjacent Ballpark Village is the favorite to host in 2009, meaning the next National League opening would be 2011.

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