The city of West Palm Beach (FL) has received a $14-million offer from an undisclosed developer to purchase the 160-acre site that has been sought by Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros for a new spring-training facility. Read more here.
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The Milwaukee Brewers currently train in Phoenix at the Maryvale Baseball Park, but the team is reportedly exploring options for new digs, including the Vistancia development in Peoria, or possibly working with the Gila River Indian Community and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation on a ballpark deal. Read more here.
If about $25 million from private investment materializes, D.G. Elmore could be moving his Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to a new ballpark in Salinas (CA) in time for the 2016 season. On Sept. 23, developer Sean Cooley, who’s behind the proposed 56-acre Alisal Marketplace project, will ask City Council to extend existing 10-year tax credits for 20 years to help support the adjacent stadium plan. Read more here.
The developers hoping to build a baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) as part of a $350 million vision for the area just north of Hartford’s downtown pitched their plan to city council members before an overflow crowd Wednesday night. Read more and watch news report here.
The Palm Beach County (FL) Commission will vote Sept. 23 on whether to provide $90 million in hotel taxes for a spring training ballpark for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Read more here.
New Hartford (CT) projections of expenses and revenues for the proposed minor league ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), including money raised through property taxes, parking income and a tax on tickets, show that taxpayers would gain $22.8 million over 30 years. Read more here.