Baltimore Oriole owner Edward Bennett Williams says he has never demanded the city build a new sports complex for his team and dismisses talk that he would take the team elsewhere without one.
In an interview with Baltimore Sun columnist Bob Maisel, Williams said he has no plans to take his team out of Baltimore.
"I came in and promised that if Baltimore supported the team, I would never entertain thoughts of moving it," Williams told the columnist. "Well, I've never complained about the support or threatened to leave. I am 100 percent satisfied with the support we get."
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has endorsed a $201 million plan by the Maryland Stadium Authority calling for construction of a new baseball stadium immediately and eventually a separate stadium for a National Football League expansion team.