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From Today's Arizona Republic

As spring training winds down, I saw this in the Arizona Republic.  I thought it important enough to share:

Goodyear chooses site to build baseball stadium

Christine L. Romero
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 29, 2006 12:00 AM

GOODYEAR - Goodyear has added a big slugger to the team vying for major-league baseball.

City officials, who have been working for years on landing a spring training facility, have announced that the team behind San Diego's baseball-inspired downtown renaissance is on board to bring the major leagues to Goodyear.

...In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Goodyear City Council chose a 240-acre parcel for the proposed 10,000-seat spring-training stadium. The land, one of three options, sits near proposed major freeways and just south of the planned Goodyear City Center, which will eventually act as a "downtown" combining shops, homes and government and office buildings.

...Glendale and Casa Grande also are working on pitches to expand the Cactus League in their cities. But the latest development may indicate that Goodyear is a run ahead in the game.

A few years ago, Goodyear voters approved $10 million in bonding to help fund a spring training site...

Also Monday night, the council directed Goodyear staff to proceed in negotiations with two Major League Baseball teams, which city officials refused to identify.

But it's no secret that teams in Florida's Grapefruit League are near the end of a lease or are looking for better deals. They include the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles...

Sorry, I don't know how to do the fancy shaded box around text...
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