- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves say they want to build a stadium, practice fields and hotel rooms on a former landfill site, converting the 240-acre property into the county’s third spring training mecca.

The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/1V8BDdj) reports that the team would partner with former baseball star and Tampa native Gary Sheffield and St. Petersburg developer Darryl LeClair on a $662 million investment to create an “international destination” for amateur and professional sports, catering to elite youth athletes after the big-leaguers break camp in April.

The Pinellas County Commission will take up the matter later this fall. The requests for proposals were filed Aug. 31 and made available recently on the county’s website.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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