Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics have moved a step closer to finalising an agreement to stay at the Coliseum ballpark until the end of 2024.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has confirmed that a new quadrennial men’s national team baseball event will launch in November 2015.

Following the rollout of Barcelona’s new outdoor lounge, Elisha Chauhan looks at some recent innovations in the use of sports stadia for non-matchday hospitality.


Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Oakland Athletics have agreed terms on a 10-year lease extension to stay at their Oakland Coliseum home, with talks over future stadium options set to continue.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has furthered its efforts to develop the sport outside of North America by joining forces with its players’ union (MLBPA) to launch a new summer league in Puerto Rico.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to tour Japan for the first time in eight years after the announcement of an All-Star Series featuring leading players from the North American league against the Japanese national team.

Fourteen national federations of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) have joined together to found the Francophone Association of Baseball Softball (AFBS) in another step by the world governing body to boost its position in attempting to return the sports to the Olympic programme.

The Japanese government has suggested that increasing the number of professional baseball teams in the country from 12 to 16 could boost the national economy.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced that St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead a committee designed to find a successor to commissioner Bud Selig.

Riccardo Fraccari has pledged to add new impetus to the drive to return baseball and softball to the Olympic programme following his election as the first-ever sole president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig has confirmed he is to stick with his original plan to retire in January 2015.

Tom Ricketts, owner of MLB baseball outfit the Chicago Cubs, has said the franchise is considering selling minority shares in the team in order to help finance a $500m (€362.8m) renovation of its Wrigley Field ballpark.

Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig has claimed that the sport’s revenue could surpass the $9bn (€6.5bn) mark this year.

Elisha Chauhan discovers why the Atlanta Braves have chosen to build their new stadium in the suburbs - the first time a Major League Baseball (MLB) team has done so since the turn of the millennium.


The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced that Chinese Taipei will host the inaugural U21 Baseball World Cup later this year.

North American baseball league the MLB has announced it will stage the first major league games in Panama since 1947, with the New York Yankees set to face the Miami Marlins in a two-game series on March 15-16.

Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Atlanta Braves have denied any wrongdoing in the deal for their new Cobb County-based ballpark, which has drawn some criticism from local residents for reportedly being signed-off behind closed doors.