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Baseball: Nationals Unveil Plans for New Stadium


Washington Mayor Anthony Williams, the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Washington Nationals have unveiled plans for the Major League Baseball team's new 41,000-seat stadium.

The state of the art ballpark will replace aging Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, where the Nationals now play. It will be built about one mile south of the U.S. Capitol, along the banks of the Anacostia River. Groundbreaking is expected in the near future, and the stadium should be ready for the 2008 season opener.

The plan announced Tuesday came to fruition after months of haggling between Williams, the DC City Council and Major League Baseball. The city has agreed to spend as much as $611 million to get the state of the art stadium built.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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