Team explores options as lease nearing end, Nashville at top of list
Nashville – According to reports, the Chicago White Sox’s lease with Guaranteed Rate Field runs out in six years and they may be looking for a new home. Will Nashville be that home?
With ownership weighing options and Nashville always in the running for either an expansion or relocating major league team, it is a definite possibility, but the decision will not come anytime soon.
According to the report, Jerry Reinsdorf, the owner of the Sox, may also be looking to sell the team.
“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 Sox said in a statement Monday. “The conversations would be with the city, ISFA (Illinois Sports Facilities Authority) and the state and most likely would be about vision, opportunities and the future.”
According to the reports, Nashville has already been discussed as a possible home for the team, and a report by Crains Chicago Business lists a new stadium in either the suburbs or city limits of Nashville as a possibility.
The Sox have been in Chicago since 1901 and in their current ballpark since 1991.
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