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Curtis Granderson funds UIC stadium

Updated: May 29, 2013, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- University of Illinois trustees have agreed to a deal in which New York Yankees star Curtis Granderson will pay for most of a new baseball stadium at his alma mater, the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Trustees voted Wednesday to name the new stadium after Granderson, who announced in February that he will donate $5 million to the project. The total cost is projected to be $7 million

The open-air, brick-and-stone stadium will seat 1,200 and is expected to open ...

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