In Ft. Lauderdale, Dave Hyde in a front-page piece writes the proposed deal for MLS expansion club Inter Miami to play its first season at Lockhart Stadium is a "no-brainer," adding "What's not to like?" The team will pay $60M to "develop the site," including a $30M, 18,000-seat canopied stadium. The team also said that there will be "no commercial development on the property," and the city must only "maintain the four community fields while it will maintain its seven training fields" (South Florida SUN SENTINEL, 3/21).
NEW IN NEW YORK: The Yankees yesterday unveiled new food and beverage options for the '19 season, including two Cajun po’boy sandwiches and Buffalo Wild Wings, plus the first full seasons of Big Mozz mozzarella sticks and the City Winery Wine Bar. This extends a push by the club and Legends Hospitality to offer more varied options, including kosher, vegetarian and gluten-free. Richard Porteus, Legends VP for its Eastern region, said the Yankees are also closely studying the rise of discounted concessions pricing by teams such as the Falcons, Ravens and Marlins. But a similar move in N.Y. is not likely to be imminent (Eric Fisher, THE DAILY).
ON TAP: Vanderbilt baseball's "first SEC home series of the season will feature" beer on tap for the first time at Hawkins Field. The ballpark's Home Run Lounge, a premium area in left field, will "debut alcohol sales, including a wide variety of beers and spiked seltzers." Alcohol "will not be sold or permitted in the main seating area" of the ballpark (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 3/21).