In an investigative report, NBC 5 News Chicago found that taxpayers in Zion (IL) lost at least $7.8 million for the ballpark that was never built for the defunct indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League). Read more and watch news report here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Anyone suffering from “build it and they will come” delusions needs to read this story. The ultimate irony is that these folks built and leveraged themselves explicitly on that Kinsellian fantasy. Spoiler alert: It’s not true!
The ballpark was never built. The temporary facility they had was an erector set.