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Archives: April 23-29, 2005

Archives: April 23-29, 2005 Lee: Florida Senate unlikely to take up Marlins, spring-training proposals Posted April 29, 2005 Florida Senate President Tom Lee today said there’s virtually no chance his body will take up consideration of a bill funding a new ballpark for the Florida Marlins as well as four spring-training facilities. According to Lee, […]

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Archives: April 16-22, 2005

Archives: April 16-22, 2005 Selig doesn’t rule out Marlins move if new ballpark isn’t built Posted April 22, 2005 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) MLB Commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t rule out a move of the Florida Marlins should the state not provide a yearly sales-tax rebate toward a new ballpark, saying there’s nothing to keep the […]

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Archives: April 9-15, 2005

Archives: April 9-15, 2005 Twins back Minneapolis ballpark location Posted April 15, 2005 The Minnesota Twins are changing course and are now backing a downtown Minneapolis location for a new ballpark. In the past the Twins management said they were agnostic about the location — preferring to see whether St. Paul or Hennepin County could […]

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Archives: April 2-8, 2005

Archives: April 2-8, 2005 Beginning today, touch history, savor the past Posted April 8, 2005 These are heady days for the St. Louis Cardinals: the team is playing its final year at Busch Stadium, preparing for a move to a new ballpark next year, and significantly expanding its regional presence with the establishment of the […]

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Archives: Feb. 19-Feb. 25, 2005

Archives: Feb. 19-Feb. 25, 2005 Miami gives Marlins ballpark the nod Posted February 25, 2005 With little dissent, the Miami city commission approved a tentative funding plan to provide the Florida Marlins a retractable-roof ballpark next to the Orange Bowl, with the county expected to give a similar approval next week. The real issue facing […]

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Archives: Feb. 12-Feb. 18, 2005

Archives: Feb. 12-Feb. 18, 2005 Sky Sox announce renovations to renamed Security Service Field Posted February 18, 2005 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast league) announced some major changes to Sky Sox Stadium. First, the ballpark will be renamed Security Service Field after signing a 12-year naming-rights deal with Security Service Federal […]

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Archives: Feb. 4-Feb. 11, 2005

Archives: Feb. 4-Feb. 11, 2005 Richmond ballpark questions remain Posted February 11, 2005 The Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League) are proposing a $330 million development that includes a new ballpark — all without requiring taxpayer dollars — and some are expressing hesitation at taking the team up on its offer. There are some legitimate […]

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Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2005

Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2005 Tentative Marlins ballpark deal announced Posted February 4, 2005 We’ve been hearing the last month the Florida Marlins were pretty confident a new ballpark was in the offing, and the announcement yesterday regarding a tentative deal shows the confidence was warranted. Negotiators for Miami-Dade County and the Marlins reached an […]

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Archives: Jan. 15-Jan. 21, 2005

Archives: Jan. 15-Jan. 21, 2005 RFK still gives everyone a fair shake Posted January 21, 2005 When RFK Stadium opened in 1962, it was a dual-use facility designed to house both the Washington Senators and the NFL’s Washington Redskins. As such, it didn’t feature anything special for baseball and was basically a cookie-cutter ballpark. Now, […]

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Archives: Jan. 8-Jan. 14, 2005

Archives: Jan. 8-Jan. 14, 2005 Stingers sold to Larry H. Miller; Drammis to pursue Portland? Posted January 14, 2005 Larry H. Miller, the owner of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, has agreed to purchase the Salt Lake Stingers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) from Hillary Drammis. The announcement at Franklin Covey Field, home of the Stingers, […]

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Archives: Jan. 1-Jan. 7, 2005

Archives: Jan. 1-Jan. 7, 2005 Kirk continues to court independent, affiliated teams for Charles County Posted January 7, 2005 Peter Kirk, chairman of Maryland Baseball LLC, confirmed he received conditional approval from the independent Atlantic League to launch a new franchise at a new Charles County ballpark, but he’ll continue to seek an affiliated team […]

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