County, team seek state funds for ballpark upgrade

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Local leaders and the owners of Rochester’s minor league baseball team are asking New York state to pick up more than half the tab for a $7.5 million renovation planned for the downtown ballpark.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1lTOHXo ) that Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks asked the county Legislature this week to authorize an application seeking $4.5 million in state funding to refurbish Frontier Field.

The plans include a new field and revamped concourse and suites for the 18-year-old, county-owned stadium, home of the Red Wings, Triple A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

The county and team would cover the rest of the costs.

Red Wings chief executive Naomi Silver says the upgrades would put the stadium on par with newer International League ballparks.

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Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com

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