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A new plan after west side stadium falls through

Updated: June 12, 2005, 10:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- In a last-ditch effort to land the 2012 Olympics, the city will substitute a planned baseball stadium for the football stadium rejected by state leaders earlier this month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday.

Bloomberg said the new stadium would be built on land owned by the city next to Shea Stadium in Queens and would be used by the New York Mets. He said he was committed to fighting for the 2012 Summer Games despite the recent setback.

"New Yorkers aren't quitters," ...

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