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Harford County wants to 'work closely' with IronBirds to keep team in Aberdeen, spokesperson says

Harford County wants to 'work closely' with IronBirds to keep team in Aberdeen, spokesperson says

Harford County government considers the Aberdeen IronBirds a major tourist attraction and wants to "work closely" with the team's owner to ensure it remains in Aberdeen, spokesperson Cindy Mumby said.

"Ripken Stadium and the IronBirds are a key attraction for Harford County tourism," Mumby said Tuesday. "We [the county administration] want to work closely with Ripken Baseball to facilitate keeping the team in Aberdeen and Harford County."

Mumby said the county doesn't have a dollar figure for what the team means to the local economy, "but we really value them as a key component to attracting visitors to the city of Aberdeen and to Harford...

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