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Report: Rangers eye San Antonio for exhibition games

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The Alamodome in San Antonio is expected to host to major-league baseball for the first time next year when the Texas Rangers travel to the stadium built for football during spring training to play one or two exhibition games.

The games could be played in on a Friday-Saturday in March, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Plans are still being finalized, said Reid Ryan, CEO of Triple-A Round Rock. A formal announced could come as early as Friday.

"The exciting thing for San Antonio is that this is going to be the first time that baseball is going to be played at the Alamodome," Ryan said. "For the Rangers, to be able to extend the brand in Round Rock and now down in San Antonio is going to be good for baseball and good for the Rangers and their fans."

The NBA's Spurs are San Antonio's only major-league team. The city does have a double-A baseball team.

"There's no question that San Antonio is getting closer and closer with the explosive growth of population, rising income levels and a booming television market," San Antonio major Julian Castro told the Express-News.
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