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Wrigley At 100: Ballpark Remains One Of Ultimate MLB Cathedrals, But Changes Coming

04 / 23 / 14

Wrigley Field turns 100 years old today with its "status as one of baseball's ultimate cathedrals secure," according to Nick Piecoro in a special to USA TODAY. Wrigley's "appeal has always been in the day-to-day moments of the game ... rather than its jewel events." The park has had its "share of ch...

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA RUNNING OUT OF SUITABLE STADIUM SITES

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05/20/96
DENVER MAYOR WANTS ANSWERS FROM ASCENT

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, NBA, NHL, PepsiCo

05/20/96
HOUSTON TASK FORCE TO RELEASE PLANS FOR $625M SPORTS PROJECT

A Houston task force is expected to unveil today a proposal for spending $625M on three facilities, including a new basketball arena, a baseball stadium with a retractable roof and refitting the Astro

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05/20/96
PADRES CONTINUE TALKS IN SEARCH FOR NEW HOME

San Diego Port Commissioners Frank Urtasun and David Malcolm confirmed they have had discussions with Padres Owner John Moores and President Larry Lucchino about the Lane Field site for a new Padres b

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05/17/96
PAPA JOHN DELIVERS FOR NEW LOUISVILLE STADIUM

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05/17/96
AMERICAN AIRLINES TALKS WITH HUIZENGA ON JOE ROBBIE RIGHTS

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05/17/96
BALLPARK OPPONENTS IN SEATTLE LOOK TO FORCE PUBLIC VOTE

Arguments made in front the WA Supreme Court on Wednesday said "lawmakers went too far" last year when they "declared the need for a new Mariners stadium a public emergency," according to Heath Foster

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05/16/96
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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Denver Broncos, Facilities

05/16/96
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05/16/96
BUCS SET TALKS IN MOTION ON BACK-UP STADIUM PLAN

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