Forget the Ballpark Study, Savannah City Staff Have a Different Site in Mind

Sand Gnats LogoCity of Savannah (GA) staff members are recommending that the proposed new stadium for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats (South Atlantic League) be considered as a part of the planned Canal District.  The recommendation rejects the Savannah River Landing site picked in a recent $55,000 ballpark study.  The city council will address the issue on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

3 responses to “Forget the Ballpark Study, Savannah City Staff Have a Different Site in Mind

  1. Mark

    If Savannah does build a new stadium by 2016, who moves into the new Columbia ballpark?

    • The Prophet

      According to the article, the owner of the SandNats (Hardball Whatever) is contractually obligated to put a team in the stadium in Columbia, regardless of what happens in Savannah.

  2. The Prophet

    This is all very interesting. It looks like Savannah will lose affiliated ball unless they can build a new stadium by 2016, and given where they are now it will take a lot of things coming together very quickly. It’s possible that a collegiate franchise could play in Grayson Stadium, but then if the city does build a new professional-grade stadium in the next few years, who would want to take that risk?

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