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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City of New Orleans and Major League Baseball to host grand opening of the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at the new Wesley Barrow Stadium

November 15, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, local elected officials, and FEMA will be joined by Jonathan Mariner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Major League Baseball, to host the grand opening of the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at the newly reconstructed Wesley Barrow Stadium at 6403 Press Drive in Pontchartrain Park. The total cost of construction is $6.5 million with funding coming from City bond and FEMA recovery dollars.


WHO:           Mayor Mitch Landrieu – City of New Orleans
                      Jonathan Mariner – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MLB
                      Darrell Miller – Vice President of Youth and Facility Development, MLB
                      City Councilmembers
                      State Legislators
                      City Officials
                      FEMA representatives

WHAT:          City of New Orleans and Major League Baseball will host a ceremonial grand opening for                            the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at the newly reconstructed Wesley Barrow                                Stadium.

WHEN:          Friday, November 16, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. CST
                      *Media check-in – 9:30 a.m. CST

WHERE:        Wesley Barrow Stadium in Pontchartrain Park
                       6403 Press Drive
                       New Orleans, LA  70126

 
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Last updated: 11/15/2012 1:00:05 PM

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