Mayor Sophie Masloff said negative reaction from the public has prompted her to scrap plans to build a $100 million new stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The mayor said that the timing of the announcement, as the city wrestles with financial problems, was inopportune.
On Sept. 5, the mayor announced plans to build Clemente Field, a 44,000-seat stadium that would be used only for baseball. It was to be on the city's north side, near Three Rivers Stadium, where the Pirates play now.
* MARINERS: The team will seek an appraisal of its value -- a required legal step before all or part of the team can be sold and moved.