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Fond memories of the old Fairgrounds, and analysis of the competition, led to Liberty Park

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 07, 2022 5:55 PM CT | Published: September 05, 2022 4:00 AM CT

The redeveloped Fairgrounds is not just a bet on the lucrative youth sports industry, it’s based on the expected benefits to surrounding neighborhoods such as Cooper-Young and Overton Square. 

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Liberty Park Memphis Sports & Events Center Memphis Fairgrounds Youth sports Mayor Jim Strickland Mary Claire Borys Aldo Dean Subscriber Only

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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