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Akron Aeros sold
New owner signs 25-year lease in Akron
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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The Akron Aeros Baseball team has been sold to Maryland businessman Ken Babby.
Babby says he plans to renovate the stadium with a new scoreboard, left field group seating, right field food areas and outdoor group party areas.  In exchange, the City of Akron signed a 25-year lease with a five year option to keep the team here. 
According to a profile at online business networking site, LinkedIn, Babby was Chief Revenue Officer with the Washington Post until earlier this year, and held other sales posts at the paper dating back to 2004.  He started a northeast Ohio firm, Fast Forward Sports, last May.
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