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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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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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