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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 23-July 29, 2005

Archives: July 23-July 29, 2005 Perfectly logical to move the A’s to Sacramento Posted July 29, 2005 Marcos Breton argues that Sacramento would make a perfect home for the Oakland A’s should they fail in procuring a new ballpark in Oakland. Breton is right: Sacramento has proven it can support baseball  — the Sacramento River […]

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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 25-July 1, 2005

Archives: June 25-July 1, 2005 Will baseball be very, very good to the Valley with a AAA team? Posted July 1, 2005 The Lehigh Valley has a pretty dismal record in supporting professional sports over the last 50 years, but Joe Finley and Craig Stein are planning on changing that record when they move the […]

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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 11-17, 2005

Archives: June 11-17, 2005 Sounds ballpark plan nearly triples in size Posted June 17, 2005 A $80-million proposal by the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) for a downtown ballpark with accompanying residential and retail has nearly tripled into a $230 million development that includes 600 residential units, 125 of which would be affordable […]

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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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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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