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Curtis Granderson Stadium comes true for UIC

Updated: May 29, 2013 1:22PM

University of Illinois trustees have agreed to a deal that will see New York Yankee Curtis Granderson pay for most of the cost a new baseball stadium at his alma mater, the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Trustees voted Wednesday to name the new stadium Curtis Granderson Stadium. Granderson announced in February that he will donate $5 million to the stadium project. The total cost is projected to be $7 million

The open-air, brick-and-stone stadium will seat 1,200 and is expected to open in 2015. The stadium will be built on campus along Roosevelt Road.

The plan calls for using the field for Flames games and events for Chicago Public Schools and youth organizations.

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