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Archives: July 9-15, 2006

Archives: July 9-15, 2006 Schaumburg, Gary, Joliet to Frontier League? Posted July 14, 2006 More than one reliable source today passed along an interesting nugget of information: a representative of the three Chicago-area teams in the independent Northern League — the Schaumburg Flyers, the Joliet JackHammers and the Gary-SouthShore RailCats — have approached officials of […]

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Archives: July 2-8, 2006

Archives: July 2-8, 2006 For new Reds ballpark, cash crisis on deck Posted July 6, 2006 A plan to build a new $54-million spring-training ballpark in Sarasota for the Cincinnati Reds is facing one huge problem: local politicians are at a dead end on funding. Sarasota’s funding for the construction of a new stadium and […]

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Archives: June 25-July 1, 2006

Archives: June 25-July 1, 2006 Kauffman Stadium tax credits get OK Posted June 30, 2006 State officials on Thursday approved $50 million in tax credits for the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) to help fund renovations at Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. The unanimous vote by the Missouri Development Finance Board […]

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Archives: June 18-24, 2006

Archives: June 18-24, 2006 D.C. parking plan faces significant hurdles Posted June 22, 2006 A plan to build parking garages and condos next to the new ballpark under construction in southeast D.C. for the Washington Nationals faces one huge hurdle: no one knows who will pay for it. It was originally reported the developer, Western […]

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Archives: June 11-17, 2006

Archives: June 11-17, 2006 Alizadeh completes purchase of Portland Beavers Posted June 17, 2006 The Pacific Coast League (PCL), the Portland Beavers and Portland Timbers today announced that the sale of the professional baseball and soccer franchises to Portland Baseball Investment Group, LLC (PBIG), has been completed, ending one of the most drawn-out sagas in […]

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Archives: June 4-10, 2006

Archives: June 4-10, 2006 Osceola County wooing Indians Posted June 9, 2006 A proposal to have the Cleveland Indians shift their spring-training base to Disney World seems to be picking up some steam, with the Indians speaking highly of the potential move and Winter Haven officials saying they’ll do nothing to stand in the way. […]

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Archives: May 28-June 3, 2006

Archives: May 28-June 3, 2006 Knights select Odell Associates, HOK to design new ballpark Posted June 2, 2006 The Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) announced the selection of Odell Associates and HOK Sport to design a new ballpark in uptown Charlotte. The partnerships are contingent on associated land swap approvals from the City of […]

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Archives: May 21-27, 2006

Archives: May 21-27, 2006 Selig rules out contraction Posted May 26, 2006 Commissioner Bud Selig says there’s no chance baseball will contract two teams and that he never raised the issue in discussions with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty about a new Minnesota Twins ballpark in downtown Minneapolis’s Warehouse District. We believe Selig is being totally […]

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Archives: May 14-20, 2006

Archives: May 14-20, 2006 Lerner group plans RFK ‘grand reopening’ Posted May 19, 2006 After receiving unanimous approval from MLB owners to purchase the Washington Nationals for $450 million, the Lerner/Kasten ownership moved quickly to establish good relations with fans by announcing a grand reopening of RFK Stadium. From the time the Nationals began playing […]

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Archives: May 7-13, 2006

Archives: May 7-13, 2006 Baseball card industry begins remarketing to lost generation Posted May 12, 2006 It’s no secret the baseball-card industry is in the doldrums, now a tenth of what it was in 1992 in terms of revenues. In theory, it should be the opposite: the presence of online services like eBay should be […]

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Archives: April 30-May 6, 2006

Archives: April 30-May 6, 2006 Marlins bill dies when Florida Legislature adjourns Posted May 6, 2006 The Florida legislative session ended last night with the Florida Senate passing a $2-million-per-year tax rebate for the Florida Marlins, but the measure failed when the legislative session ended and the Florida House lacked time to pass the measure. […]

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Archives: April 23-29, 2006

Archives: April 23-29, 2006 Senate throws curve at Twins ballpark proposal Posted April 28, 2006 Sen. Steve Kelley surprised many in the Senate Tax Committee by abandoning his previous sponsorship of a 0.15 percent sales tax (excluding food, clothes and medicine) to help pay for a new $522 million Minnesota Twins ballpark in downtown Minneapolis’s […]

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Archives: April 16-22, 2006

Archives: April 16-22, 2006 Twins ballpark passes key committee, moves on to full House Posted April 21, 2006 The Minnesota House Tax Committee passed a bill allowing Hennepin County to issue a 0.15 sales tax (excluding food, medicine and clothing) without a referendum to help pay for a new Minnesota Twins ballpark in downtown Minneapolis’s […]

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