Dan DuBois, chief financial officer at RW Mercer Co. who also spent 14 seasons in finances and planning at Michigan International Speedway, is proposing a plan to build a new baseball stadium in Jackson (MI) and bring in a professional baseball team — possibly a Frontier League franchise. Jackson has a city population of around 35,000. Jackson County has a population of around 160,000. Read more here.
7 responses to “Jackson (MI) Considers New Ballpark Proposal”
That would be a rather small market, by the standards of that league. About 30 min. to Ann Arbor and about 30 to Lansing, and mostly rural until you get to either city. I don’t see a regional draw here.
Wouldn’t this be good for a Northwoods League team?
It would, but not every owner is willing to swallow the unique Northwoods League franchise arrangement. That being said, the prospective owner could take that $10 million ballpark price tag down to let’s say $3-$5 million for a very nice summer collegiate facility.
id say this doesnt solve the problem of where to put the greys which imo should be ypsi/arbor
If UM was willing to partner with affiliated/indy/summer college, it would have done so before the Wilpon money was donated.
Why the Frontier League?
Stable. Fits the footprint. Otherwise, summer collegiate.