CHICAGO -- Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and a group of city business leaders have called for the establishment of a stadium authority that would include the city, Wayne County, and Michigan to "plan, finance, build, and manage" a new baseball stadium for the Detroit Tigers.

The idea of a stadium authority was embraced by Mayor Young at a press conference called by a business task force on Wednesday. But Wayne County Executive Edward McNamara, who has been developing a financing plan for the stadium, contended the county would have to own the facility.

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