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Archives: Dec. 24-31, 2005

Archives: Dec. 24-31, 2005 Ticket sales suspended for World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico Posted December 30, 2005 The promoter of the World Baseball Classic games in Puerto Rico says he’s suspending ticket sales to the event because of the uncertainly surrounding Cuba’s participation and whether first-round games will actually be held there. Baseball officials […]

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Archives: Dec. 17-23, 2005

Archives: Dec. 17-23, 2005 MLB tries to thwart Nats ballpark deals by potential owners Posted December 22, 2005 Major League Baseball has ordered bidders for the Washington Nationals not to promise D.C. government leaders money for a new ballpark because their involvement could disrupt negotiations, angering some city officials who believe the bidders could help […]

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Archives: Dec. 10-16, 2005

Archives: Dec. 10-16, 2005 Making a tip-top Trop Posted December 16, 2005 The new ownership of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays is serious about enhancing the fan experience at the Tropicana Dome. The renovations will include major overhauls to the interiors of the premium Kane’s Club seating area behind home plate, luxury suites and the […]

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Archives: Dec. 3-9, 2005

Archives: Dec. 3-9, 2005 Miami-Dade seeks solution for a Marlins ballpark Posted December 9, 2005 Miami-Dade County Commissioners pushed Thursday for one more stab at salvaging a deal to help the Marlins build a ballpark, perhaps next to Dolphins Stadium with the help of Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga. Commissioners asked County Manager George Burgess […]

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Archives: August 28-Sept. 3, 2005

Archives: August 28-Sept. 3, 2005 Cubs to pass on concerts next season Posted September 2, 2005 Concerts are the easiest way for baseball teams to raise additional money at the ballpark: they’re already set up for crowds and the layout makes perfect sense for setting up a stage. Recent minor-league tours by Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson […]

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Archives: August 6-12, 2005

Archives: August 6-12, 2005 A’s owner to offer specific ballpark plan to keep team in Oakland Posted August 12, 2005 More on the proposal by the Oakland A’s front office to put a new ballpark just north of McAfee Coliseum. The development would include retail and housing components and would aim to transform a swath […]

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Archives: July 30-August 5, 2005

Archives: July 30-August 5, 2005 A’s front office reiterates desire for new ballpark near Coliseum Posted August 5, 2005 Oakland Athletics managing partner Lewis Wolff once again stressed his desire to see a new ballpark for his team built on or near the team’s current home, McAfee Coliseum. Wolff and leaders of the Oakland-Alameda County […]

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Archives: July 16-July 22, 2005

Archives: July 16-July 22, 2005 Judge dismisses suit against D.C. ballpark Posted July 22, 2005 In a little-noted decision, a D.C. Superior Judge threw out a lawsuit from a bar owner in Southwest Washington who sought to derail the eminent-domain process used to acquire land for a new Washington Nationals ballpark. The bar owner, Robert […]

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Archives: July 9-July 15, 2005

Archives: July 9-July 15, 2005 Twins ballpark stall raises costs Posted July 15, 2005 Minnesota Twins officials say waiting a year for state approval of a Hennepin County sales tax to partially pay for a new Twins ballpark could push the total price of the $478 million ballpark up by 5 percent. State officials say […]

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Archives: July 2-July 8, 2005

Archives: July 2-July 8, 2005 D.C. Council members push bid of Nats suitor Ledecky Posted July 8, 2005 This could make for a fascinating political showdown. Four D.C. Council members, including Marion Barry (who had earlier vowed to derail plans for a new ballpark), announced yesterday that they are supporting local entrepreneur Jonathan Ledecky’s bid […]

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Archives: June 18-24, 2005

Archives: June 18-24, 2005 Fremont politicians make a pitch for A’s Posted June 24, 2005 Two Fremont elected officials have made another pitch to lure the Oakland Athletics to southern Alameda County. County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman sent letters this month to A’s managing partner Lewis Wolff asking the club to […]

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Archives: June 4-10, 2005

Archives: June 4-10, 2005 Is D.C. private financing finally dead? Posted June 10, 2005 Natwar Gandhi, the District’s chief financial officer, once again rejected a proposal for private ballpark financing from D.C. Baseball Stadium Associates. The DCBSA bid, involving equity investments and depreciation tax credits, was deemed by Gandhi to be more expensive than the […]

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Archives: April 30-May 6, 2005

Archives: April 30-May 6, 2005 Strikeout for Marlins ballpark as session winds down Posted May 6, 2005 Senate President Tom Lee delivered the death knell to the Florida Marlins’ dream of partial state funding for a new ballpark late Thursday, dashing the hopes of Miami lobbyists and lawmakers who camped outside his chamber for a […]

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