Kokomo Ballpark Saga Continues

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoState Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) has filed emergency legislation that would allow the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to issue a cease and desist order to stop work on the new ballpark being built for the summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League), which Buck says will allow the state to protect itself from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The city is opposed to this legislation.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.  As you recall, the Indiana agency and FEMA told the city to stop construction on the ballpark because the site is located in a flood-prone area of town along the Wildcat River.

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7 responses to “Kokomo Ballpark Saga Continues

  1. Indy V

    I assume they don’t have the same facilities requirements as some of the mid-level indy leagues. Perhaps they can play at a high school field.

    • ballparkbiz

      I am not sure what the official requirements are for the Prospect League, but as a minor league-like circuit, expectations are that you will run it as a minor league-like business.

      Alan

      • Indy V

        So if the ballpark isn’t at least in a half-completed but close enough state by the start of the season, what are the options? Has the league finalized a schedule?

      • ballparkbiz

        There is a schedule out. I suppose the league could revamp it if necessary, but hopefully the stadium issue will be resolved. As an owner, I wouldn’t want to launch without the stadium being completed or at least substantially done. You have one shot to make a first impression, and you don’t want that first impression to take place at some high school field somewhere, even if it’s only temporary.

        Alan

  2. Cra

    What does this team do if they don’t have a PK

  3. Indy V

    Good question. I wonder if this stadium will open as scheduled.

  4. Jason

    Wow! I hope this ends well for both the city and the team. Why was this not noticed before the start of construction?

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