5 Reasons Why New White Sox Stadium Is (and Isn't) a Good Idea

The Chicago White Sox might be moving a few miles north and getting a new ballpark. Here are the pros and cons.

Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fans watch a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and
Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fans watch a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Con: It would the current ownership -- or future ownership for that matter -- put any revenue gained from a new stadium complex back into putting a competitive team on the field? There's no guarantee of that.

Pro: If the stadium is oriented correctly, the Chicago skyline could serve as a beautiful backdrop.

The current stadium faces away from downtown, as does Wrigley. At least Wrigley had the rooftops before the video boards were built and still has some high rises (and a few rooftops peeking through) as its backdrop. This might seem silly, but aesthetics matter, especially in terms of attracting out-of-town fans who are checking out a park as tourists.

Imagine how a park with a spectacular skyline view could draw in fans who don't root for the Sox -- or against any given opponent -- and simply want to spend the day at the stadium as part of a trip to Chicago.

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