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.
Category Archives: Stadium Issues
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.
The Palm Beach County (FL) Commission on Tuesday will consider the latest proposal to build a new spring-training facility for the Houston Astros and Washington National. The plan trims construction costs but dips deeper into local tourism taxes could help pay for it. Read more here.
As construction has progressed on the new ballpark in Biloxi (MS) for the relocating Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League), developers and owners have discovered what could be a mistake in the plans for the $36 million stadium. Four seating bays that were originally cut from the blueprints to save money may have to be there because of minor league seating requirements. Read more and watch news report here.
Long-time owner Jim Richards recently sold the successful summer collegiate Bend Elks (West Coast League) to a group called Let’s Play Ball LLC, out of Portland. Last week, the Bend Parks and Recreation Board approved a new five-year, $1 per year lease with the new ownership to use Vince Genna Stadium. Read more and watch news report here. We’re not sure if the sale or lease agreements include the operation or use of the Bend Fieldhouse or not.