City 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.
Forget the Ballpark Study, Savannah City Staff Have a Different Site in Mind
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If Savannah does build a new stadium by 2016, who moves into the new Columbia ballpark?
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.
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?