MLB News: One Chicago baseball team is considering relocation in the future. They are one of a few teams in which reports have surfaced regarding relocation. The Oakland Athletics efforts to move to Las Vegas is well known, the Milwaukee Brewers have considered it due to currently being unable to get funding from the state for stadium renovations, and now the White Sox have been mentioned.
Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf considering relocation (MLB News).
The White Sox, through team spokesman Scott Reifert, released the following statements to the public regarding why they are considering relocation.
“We have not had any conversations about our lease situation, but with six years remaining, it is naturally nearing a time where discussions should begin to take place. The conversations would be with the city, IFSA and the state and most likely would be about vision, opportunities and the future.”
“Looking ahead to the next 20 or 30 years, the functionality and viability of the team at its current locations has to be considered. This is the time to evaluate other options in and around Chicago.”
Guaranteed Rate Field has been home to the White Sox since it was built in 1991 and before that they were at Comiskey Park from 1910-1990.
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