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Fort Wayne’s Memorial Stadium to be auctioned off Saturday

Everything must go, as the former home of the Fort Wayne Wizards is being dismantled before demolition.

Everything must go, as Memorial Stadium, the former home of the Fort Wayne Wizards (Low Class A; Midwest League) is being dismantled before demolition.

The Wizards played at Memorial Stadium through the 2008 season before moving to a new downtown ballpark this season. The contents of the ballpark, including urinals and bleachers, will be put up for auction Saturday.

Local officials had sought a use for the ballpark after the loss of the Wizards, but could not find one; the decision was made to tear down the ballpark to make way for more parking at adjacent Memorial Coliseum.

The auction should be a success; there's always a market for used bleachers and seats, as well as other miscellaneous baseball equipment.

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