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Ranking Florida spring training parks: The stadium no one wanted ranks No. 1

In 2009, Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., appeared to be a park without a future. Over the years since the ballpark was built in 1989, the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds had all moved their spring-training operations out of it — the last straw for the Reds coming when local voters rejected a bond measure to rebuild the park in 2008.

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Rays owner targets Ybor City for new ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg wants to make Ybor City the team’s next home. Speaking Friday in Tampa, Sternberg said the team would focus its new ballpark search on a 14-acre site in Tampa that sits just north of Ybor Channel.

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Wrigley Field’s major renovations on schedule, team says

If you have driven by or flown over Wrigley Field lately, you know more major renovations are under way. The most noticeable difference this season will be the relocating and widening of the dugouts, which will be moved from 15 to 30 feet down the left and right field lines and should provide more air circulation and better sight lines for the players.

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Winter Classic will be ode to New York at Citi Field

The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will pay tribute to the cityscape where it will be played. Citi Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, is the host of the 2018 Winter Classic, the 10th anniversary of the League’s traditional New Year’s Day game.