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Mets' affiliates in both Savannah and Las Vegas are playing in antiquated stadiums the teams would like to replace with new facilities.

In Savannah, part of the concept earlier this year was to use SPLOST money originally earmarked for a new arena. However, now, Savannah officials are considering shifting $19 million from that account toward renovating the existing Civic Center. This is a wildly unpopular idea.


Apparently, out in Las Vegas, the Howard Hughes Group is interested in buying the 51s, and "City officials would love to see a traffic magnet on the Cashman Center grounds," where the 51s play. The writer fantasizes about what a Coors Field type effect a new baseball stadium could have in Vegas. Nothing seems imminent, and the Mets surely hope to be out of Vegas in two years, long before any ballpark is built.

Tags: Business of Baseball , Toby Hyde
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