May 23, 2022

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There is no announcement for the Montreal Baseball Group

There is no announcement for the Montreal Baseball Group

The Montreal Baseball Group will make no significant announcement about the return of baseball in Montreal, he said on Friday, either after the November 7 municipal elections in Montreal or in the coming months.

Frederick Digley
Canadian Press

The Journal of Montreal “An important announcement in this regard will be made after the November 7 municipal elections,” it reported. When asked earlier this week about a possible announcement in this case, Outgoing Mayor Valerie Plante said on 98.5 FM: “This announcement will come in due course, but we look forward to it. ”

Instead, the Stephen Bronf‌man group sent out a short statement explaining that they would still be silent for a while.

“The Baseball Montreal Group continues to work on the development of the sister cities project in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Race and with the assistance of a number of consultants in the fields of architecture, economic development, tourism, culture, environment and social benefits. Provides a sincere, responsible and innovative project that integrates the complex and transforms the strategic area of ​​Montreal into an attractive living environment.

“In view of the important work that still needs to be done, Stephen Bronf‌mann stated that no announcement about this project is scheduled for November 7 or in the next few days or weeks.”

“We must continue our policy rigorously until we share a comprehensive and comprehensive vision of support from the community,” Bron‌f‌man said in the release.

The shared team project came into the news after Race President Matt Silverman revealed the team’s intention to stop installing the billboard in the race territory.

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The announcement sparked an uproar among club supporters and sports columnists following the race activities, which caused the team to turn around this week.

On Monday, the group rejected an interview request from baseball Montreal The Canadian Press, as well as Race.

The sister city project, approved by the Major Baseball Executive Committee, will begin its rays in St. Petersburg before leaving for Montreal on June 24. If the team is in the playoffs, the two cities alternately host these post-match matches on an annual basis.

Last December, Stuart Sternberg, a majority shareholder in the team, pointed out that the sister city project considered “the only option” was to keep MLB in the Bay Area for the long term. Tampa. In order for this to work, two stadiums would have to be built, one in the Tampa Bay area and the other in Montreal, to keep the club half-season.

There is currently no private or public support for stadium construction in Florida, where the beams will be leased to Tropicana Field until the end of 2027. In Montreal, the group baseball Montreal project must first acquire land owned by the Peel Basin, a Canadian land company that wants to develop into real estate developer Devimco.

On Monday, Valerie was the two main candidates in the municipal elections Both Plante and former mayor Denise Codre had to answer questions on the issue.

M.To me She recalled that Plante was very excited about the return of baseball to Montreal, but did not want to see the taxpayer money used to build the stadium.

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Mr. Coder “sees the project positively”, “as long as it comes from the private sector”. However, he said in today’s climate people don’t like to hear about baseball or building a stadium.