Michael Bari Show Daily
April 1st, 2019
- Semi-pro soccer team Detroit City FC, seeking revenue to fund its move to professional status later this year, will add suites made from refurbished industrial shipping containers as VIP seating at its home stadium in Hamtramck. Detroit City FC CEO Sean Mann, and seven of the 12 suites have been leased, the suites can be leased for $10,000 for the season, or per match starting at $800, Mann said.
- Major League Baseball announced it will start the 2019 season of its Arizona Fall League in mid-September instead of its traditional October start. Since minor league regular-season schedules end in early September, this will allow the league’s minor league prospects to move directly into the fall season with no layoff. The league also announced its six teams will play games at only four locations in 2019 due to renovations planned at stadiums in Surprise and Scottsdale.
- Major League Lacrosse announced that three of the league’s teams are folding. e 19-year-old league, which is based out of Boston, announced franchises in North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida wouldn’t play in 2019. The team in Charlotte, North Carolina is scheduled to return in 2021, after its stadium undergoes construction.
- As the new Alliance of American Football played its eighth set of games this week, there was speculation the league might not continue if it cannot operate as a true development league for the National Football League and use future potential NFL players on its teams. The NFL Players’ Association would need to sign off on such an agreement between the two leagues.
On This Day In Sports:
- 1939 6th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ralph Guldahl wins his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Sam Snead
- 1955 Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules
- 1969 Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
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