The Orioles’ stadium lease extension was expiring in less than four weeks, and Gov. Wes Moore was moving quickly on a long-term lease to resolve a nagging issue that was becoming a political liability. On the morning of Dec. 8, the governor launched a plan in which the Maryland Stadium Authority would summon board members to a special meeting the following Tuesday to approve a freshly negotiated agreement with the team that his administration believed improved upon an earlier, nonbinding proposal.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore challenged by politics of on-again, off-again Orioles lease
December 15, 2023