Arizona authority running out of funds for Cactus League facilities
The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, already facing some serious financial issues, is cutting back its funding for Cactus League spring-training camps and may not be able to help future projects -- including a new Chicago Cubs facility.
Sarasota approves Ed Smith Stadium renovation contracts
The renovation of Ed Smith Stadium, slated to be done by Spring Training 2011, is back on after construction contracts were awarded by Sarasota County.
Judge: Orioles-Sarasota deal stands
A Florida circuit judge refused to strike down the contract between the Baltimore Orioles and Sarasota County for public funding of an Ed Smith Stadium renovation, saying that the deal can move forward with no changes.
Cubs, Mesa working on new spring-ballpark agreement
Despite an impending deadline that ends the exclusive negotiating period between Mesa and the Chicago Cubs over a new spring-training facility, Mesa officials say a new agreement is in the works, and they're confident the Cubs are committed to the Phoenix suburb for the long haul.
Judge refuses to block Ed Smith Stadium renovations
Given that a lawsuit alleging violations of state open-meeting laws was unlikely to prevail, a Florida judge refused to shut down renovations of Ed Smith Stadium, the spring home of the Baltimore Orioles, allowing work to proceed for a 2011 opening.