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The Gaylord Opryland Resort will once again serve as the host of the Baseball Winter Meetings in 2012. It will mark the sixth time that the annual gathering of professional baseball club and league executives will be held in Nashville. Opryland previously hosted the Baseball Winter Meetings in 1983, 1989, 1998, 2002 and 2007.
The Baseball Trade Show and the Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities Job Fair will also be held on site during the convention, from December 3-6, 2012. Opryland is currently undergoing a restoration because of the record floods Nashville experienced in early May. The hotel, with over 2,800 guest rooms and 174 suites, is scheduled to re-open on November 15.
âNashville, and the Opryland Hotel, have long been effective meeting spots for baseball,â Pat OâConner, Minor League Baseball President, said.
(Read The Biz of Baseball interview with Pat O'Conner)
âAs the city and property continue to recover from the floods of 2010, we are proud to confirm our commitment to conduct the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings at Opryland. The extraordinary spirit exhibited in Nashville, as it works through the arduous flood recovery, is exactly why we feel so confident in holding our most important meetings in the Music City.â
The 2010 Baseball Winter Meetings will be held at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort near Orlando, Fla., from December 6-9. The Swan and Dolphin Resort also hosted the Baseball Winter Meetings in 2006. Next yearâs convention is slated for December 5-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Maury Brown will once again be reporting from this year's Winter Meetings)
Source: Minor League Baseball
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