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Archives: Feb. 12-18, 2007

Archives: Feb. 12-18, 2007Cubs show tradition the door with ad deal Posted Feb. 15, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) This seems to be a heresy: The Chicago Cubs announced a multiyear deal Wednesday with Under Armour, a sports apparel company, agreeing to place its logo and name on the outfield doors of Wrigley Field. Terms […]

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Archives: Feb. 5-11, 2007

Archives: Feb. 5-11, 2007 Hennepin County, Twins say they’ll look for a new ballpark site Posted Feb. 9, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) In a move that’s been rumored for the last few days, Hennepin County officials say they’ll look at alternative sites for a new Twins ballpark, as the county and the owners of […]

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Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2007

Archives: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2007 Florida legislative leaders back tax help for sports Posted Feb. 2, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Florida taxpayers could foot the bill for up to $540 million worth of facilities construction and renovations for Florida’s nine major-league sports teams under a plan that has won a preliminary nod from Gov. […]

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Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2007

Archives: Jan. 22-28, 2007Hohokam Park upgrades set Posted Jan. 26, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The Mesa HoHoKams are matching or exceeding the amenities offered at newer Cactus League parks in the West Valley, updating Hohokam Park with three scoreboards in a $500,000 project and expanded concession choices. The main board was updated with new […]

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Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2007

Archives: Jan. 8-14, 2007 Twins ballpark likely to sport modern look Posted Jan. 12, 2007 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) The new Minnesota Twins ballpark will sport a modern look. Now, if you’ve been following the design of the ballpark from the beginning, this shouldn’t be a surprise, as the earliest drawings from HOK Sport showed […]

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Archives: Dec. 25-31, 2006

Archives: Dec. 25-31, 2006Ballpark site owners put squeeze on Twins Posted Dec. 31, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Sid Hartman is reporting some problems with land acquisition for a new Minnesota Twins ballpark in Minneapolis’s Warehouse District. The Twins are grumbling about a limited partnership involving Bruce Lambrecht and Rich Pogin — the pair behind […]

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Archives: Dec. 18-24, 2006

Archives: Dec. 18-24, 2006 Lauderdale reverses decision; O’s to stay Posted Dec. 23, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Fort Lauderdale City Commissioners reversed a decision made earlier this week and voted Friday to continue the tradition of spring training at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. The unanimous decision came after the Baltimore Orioles agreed to spare the […]

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Archives: Dec. 11-17, 2006

Archives: Dec. 11-17, 2006 Glendale offers spring-training plan Posted Dec. 15, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Glendale officials made their pitch for spring-training facility funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority to an ASTA subcommittee, but the plan did little to clear the waters as that city and Glendale and Goodyear compete for state […]

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Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2006

Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2006 New Twins ballpark bypasses standard reviews Posted Dec. 1, 2006 Some anti-ballpark folks in Minneapolis are shocked– shocked! — to find out the state legislation authorizing a new Minnesota Twins ballpark also calls for it be to designed and built on a fast-track basis. The ballpark, slated to open in […]

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Archives: Nov. 19-25, 2006

Archives: Nov. 19-25, 2006 Goodyear ballpark plan hits funding snag Posted Nov. 20, 2006 Goodyear, Az., might have to prepare to pay more for its proposed spring-training facility if it doesn’t find a second team to share the complex with the Cleveland Indians. City leaders were told that Goodyear’s plans for a spring-training facility might […]

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Archives: Nov. 12-18, 2006

Archives: Nov. 12-18, 2006 Judge dismisses lawsuit on new Yankees ballpark Posted Nov. 17, 2006 A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the new $1 billion ballpark for the New York Yankees. Construction of the new ballpark involves paving over large portions of two parks in the Bronx and cutting down […]

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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006 New Nats ballpark construction on schedule for 2008 opening Posted Oct. 13, 2006 District of Columbia officials declared construction of the new Washington Nationals ballpark near the Anacostia River in Southeast is moving expeditiously, even as city leaders and the team are running out of time to build parking garages. At […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006 In memoriam: Buck O’Neil Posted Oct. 7, 2006 Buck O’Neil, one of the most beloved figures in the baseball world over a long career that included batting titles in the Negro Leagues, three decades as a scout with the Chicago Cubs and the founding force behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, […]

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