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Dunedin mayor looking for spring training teams

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - The mayor of a small, Tampa Bay-area city says he's going to start contacting teams that might be candidates to replace the Toronto Blue Jays if that organization pulls out of Dunedin.

The Jays and the Houston Astros are pursuing a proposal for a joint spring training stadium in Palm Beach Gardens on Florida's east coast.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that city officials have tried to woo the Jays by visiting Toronto to present conceptual stadium alternatives. There's also been a $7,500 economic impact study that showed Jays fans spent $80.3 million on food, hotels and other entertainment around the Tampa Bay region this year versus $71.1 million in 2009.

Dunedin has been the Jays' spring training home since the team was founded in 1977.

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