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MLB takes another shot at Hialeah youth academy

League, county discussing Amelia Earhart Park facility

December 18, 2013 01:30PM

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Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah

Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah

Major League Baseball is taking a third crack at building a youth academy in Hialeah.

The league and Miami-Dade County officials are discussing a potential academy location at Amelia Earhart Park, Miami Today reported. The 401 East 65th Street property is the third site considered for the academy, which was touted during the push to build new stadium for the Miami Marlins in Little Havana. Design work is underway, with hopes of revealing renderings to the public early next year and opening the facility by mid-2015.

The league runs academies to teach young players various baseball skills and promote outdoor recreational activities. It previously considered a vacant site owned by Flagler and 13 acres at Hialeah Community Middle School. [Miami Today]Eric Kalis

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