State Supreme Court Justice Linda Jamieson could issue an order as early as Monday to stop construction on the new ballpark in Ramapo (NY) for the Can-Am League’s inaugural Rockland Boulders, or dismiss a lawsuit filed by the anti-stadium group Preserve Ramapo.
Interestingly, Preserve Ramapo Chairman Robert Rhodes has actually suggested that the city quit now and downgrade the ballpark plan to a recreational field without lights and all the amenities. Really? The stadium is 80 percent complete. If the assumption is that the finished ballpark will become a money pit, the best way to lose even more money is to stop construction and operate an incomplete, mammoth-sized, non-revenue-generating structure as a recreational facility. Whether you agree or disagree with the way the ballpark came to fruition, the reality is that the community is neck-deep in the project, and they better find a way to make it work. Let any political fallout run its course on Election Day. Read more and view construction photo here.