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Orioles' spring training home to get improvements

Updated: December 24, 2006, 7:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Baltimore Orioles will keep their spring training home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after city leaders agreeed Friday on a package of improvements at the facility -- days after they voted down a plan that relied on long-term city financing.

The decision came as the Orioles agreed to pick up the $40 million costs of improving the facility and adding baseball diamonds and soccer fields. Broward County and the state of Florida will contribute $39 million.

On Tuesday, commissioners voted ...

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