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Reds to stay in Sarasota

From the Enquirer:

The Sarasota (Fla.) city commission unanimously approved a 30-year lease to keep the Reds at the City of Sarasota Sports Complex for spring training.

On Tuesday the Reds and the city of Sarasota are expected to receive from the state legislature a 30-year, $15 million grant toward a new spring training facility for the team.

“We don’t anticipate any problems on Tuesday,” said Reds executive vice president and chief operating officer John Allen, who attended last night’s City Commission meeting.

The Reds will mark their 10th year of spring training at Sarasota when pitchers and catchers report to camp Feb. 17.