Firestone stadium

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The Akron Racers will not be playing any games at Firestone stadium this coming season.

The women’s pro softball team made the announcement this week, citing financial difficulties.

Joey Arietta says she’s been replaced as general manager but will still be involved with the team.

She says team owner, Craig Stouts, is considering an option to field a Chinese team with a few American players.