Minor league field was demolished 3 years ago. This $15M sports complex will replace it.

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Standing on Camden’s new baseball diamond on a sunny Thursday afternoon, it was easy to envision a live sporting event. Horns blaring into the night sky during a track meet along the waterfront. Or a homer hit so hard you’d bet it could reach the Ben Franklin Bridge. Jeff Dean, walking across the synthetic green turf, took in the sights of the new — tentatively named — Camden Athletic Complex. He also reminisced. Dean was just two years into his tenure as Rutgers-Camden’s athletics director in 2001 amid the opening of Campbell’s Field — on the very spot he now stood. “The energy was ecstatic. …

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