Triple A baseball OK'd for Reno

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno's Triple-A baseball team officially has a
home - and with little time to spare.
The county commission signed an agreement with the city on
Friday to allow the proceeds of a countywide car-rental tax to be
used for building a Triple A baseball stadium in downtown.
The ability to use the state-approved tax would have expired on
SK Baseball managing partner Stuart Katzoff said site work
likely will begin in December for the stadium, which will have room
for up to 10,000 spectators for a first-game opener in April 2009.
In the rush to meet Sunday's deadline, the deeds for a series of
land transactions to assemble the 8-acre stadium site at Evans
Avenue and Second streets were recorded with the county on
A building permit for the shell of the stadium was stamped on
Tuesday and letters dated Tuesday and Wednesday from officials for
the Pacific Coast League, the Minor League Baseball League and the
commissioner's office of Major League Baseball were verified by PCL
president Branch Rickey.

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