Organizers said Monday that they found a venue for a baseball game that will pit retired players from Cuba's famed Industriales team against former teammates who now live in the U.S.
Alejandro Canton, who organized the game, said it will take place at Fort Lauderdale Stadium on Aug. 31.
Florida International University was scheduled to host the game, but later cancelled. The university cited a contractual matter as the reason behind the cancellation. A letter from FIU's attorneys claimed the Industriales game was symbolic speech to advocate a political message, a breach of contract.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a public records request with FIU requesting documents related to a contract the school signed with a group organizing the event agreeing to host two games. The organization said it has "troubling evidence" the contract was canceled because of fears of a hostile reaction from some community groups.
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