The Chicago White Sox are an organization that has found themselves on a path to nowhere ever since their World Series championship in 2005. Hopelessness has been setting in on the south side as there have been rumors swirling about what the next move is for the franchise.
Will they spend more to create a winning culture soon? Will owner Jerry Reinsdorf sell the team? Will the team stay in Chicago or move elsewhere?
Huge speculation arose about the future when Reinsdorf was seen meeting with the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, during the MLB Winter Meetings. He quickly said it had nothing to do with the organization, but that wouldn't be the first lie he's told on the subject.
Sox fans have been thinking they might be losing their team when the lease for Guaranteed Rate Field ends in 2029. But a recent report has flipped the script on that.
White Sox in "serious" talks about new Chicago Stadium
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the White Sox are talking with city officials about the possibility of building a new stadium in the city's South Loop neighborhood. The area they are considering is referred to as "The 78." Once set to be an area with affordable housing, the large undeveloped area has plenty of room for a stadium and new surrounding amenities.
This is quite the turnaround from where we thought we were heading with the Sox. After the report of the meeting in Nashville, most thought we'd be well on our way to relocation in the next decade.
Instead, here we are with a possible shiny new stadium close to one of the most picturesque skylines in the world.
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