The Savannah (GA) City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to reject building a new baseball stadium at Savannah River Landing for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League). The council will consider the Canal District for a future building site. The mayor expressed interest in renovating Grayson Stadium instead. One aldermen thinks the city should explore bringing in Continue reading
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Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League), made more money for the city in 2014 than it did last year, but Hillsboro still has a long way to go if it wants to break even on the debt service it pays for the $15.5 million stadium. Read more and view interactive chart here.
Renovations to Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League), will cost up to $3 million more than budgeted. According to the Lansing (MI) mayor’s office, new locker rooms, scoreboards, concessions areas and other upgrades will have to rely on more private funding and more bonding dollars. Read more here.
By a four-to-three vote, the Biloxi (MS) City Council agreed to spend more than $418,000 on four seating bays they originally stripped from the ballpark under construction for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League). Read more and watch news report here.
Palm Beach County (FL) Commissioners voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals proposal for a $135 million training facility, if the teams can find a site in the next 90 days and close on the site 90 days thereafter. Local hotel tax revenue would be used to help pay for the new complex. Read more here.
A new unidentified investor has agreed to take the lead on Oakland’s Coliseum City project. Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff has expressed doubts about Coliseum City and said that if his team is to consider building a new ballpark at the Coliseum site it would want to control the development project. Wolff said he has not been informed about the new investor. Read more here.