Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/7/13
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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) alum and current New York Yankee centerfielder (he also spent some time with the Detroit Tigers) Curtis Granderson has pledged the funding for a new multi-million dollar baseball stadium on the campus of UIC.  The facility will be home for Flames Baseball, but more importantly, is intended to serve area youth and the Chicago community.  Partnerships with Major League Baseball (MLB), Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and various youth organizations will provide access to the aptly named “Curtis Granderson Stadium” for a multitude of events. Granderson announced his gift at the inaugural Diamond Dinner hosted by UIC Baseball where his No. 28 Flames jersey was retired.  The contribution is expected to be the largest gift in UIC Athletics history and also one of the most generous donations on record for the University. Curtis Granderson Stadium will play host to numerous youth league games throughout the spring and summer, providing youngsters with an...
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