White Sox Interactive Forums
Talking Baseball

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Talking Baseball
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 07-15-2019, 10:31 AM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Western Suburbs
Posts: 4,776
Default

Is the consensus that attendance at ballparks is still necessary for the game to survive?



Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187 View Post
That lease is expiring relatively soon though.

The Cubs will not move. If the Sox were to move, they should move across the street to the site of Old Comiskey and the new stadium should look more like Old Comiskey with arched windows.
Post JR correct? Does ownership change hands (the Reinsdorf family sells)? Is the new stadium paid for by the owner?


Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187 View Post
I think moving to the suburbs would be a horrible idea and I don't think there's the kind of land necessary for a ballpark in the South Loop anymore.
Unless the owner or MLB eats the bill it is likely the team relocates.
__________________
“There were a few hard rules, but everybody was unique, and he understood that. George’s great strength was he didn’t overcoach. There’s no place for panic on the mound.” - Jim Palmer on George Bamberger “Arms and the man,” Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2004

Last edited by Grzegorz; 07-15-2019 at 10:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-15-2019, 11:01 AM
WhiteSox5187 WhiteSox5187 is offline
Winner 2016 WSI Preseason Prediction Contest
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southside
Posts: 16,262
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grzegorz View Post
Is the consensus that attendance at ballparks is still necessary for the game to survive?





Post JR correct? Does ownership change hands (the Reinsdorf family sells)? Is the new stadium paid for by the owner?



Unless the owner or MLB eats the bill it is likely the team relocates.
I actually used to think there was a very strong chance that the Sox would wind up leaving Chicago until earlier this year when Forbes listed them as the sixth most profitable team in MLB last year. I think it's more profitable to be the second team in the country's third largest market than it is to be the only team in the country's 25th or 28th largest market.

As far as feasibility of a new stadium within Chicago, I have no idea how that will play out. I suspect the days of municipalities footing the bill for private stadiums is over, but who knows? There could very well be a way that MLB, the White Sox and the city/state/county wind up splitting the bill.
__________________

Go Sox!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.