The legal saga that has stalled Loudoun’s pursuit of professional baseball will drag on a few more months after a judge on Friday granted a nearly five-month continuance because of the ailing health of Virginia Investment Partnership LLC’s (VIP) Bob McFarren. In addition, judicial order essentially scrapped VIP’s $30 million counterclaim. Read more here.
Category Archives: Market & Location
Lafayette (IN) city leaders made it official Tuesday: a summer collegiate Prospect League baseball team will call Columbian Park’s Loeb Stadium home, starting next summer. Success could mean discussions about a new ballpark in a few years, according to Mayor Tony Roswarski. Read more here.
By a narrow 5-4 vote, the Macon-Bibb County Commission on Tuesday approved spending $50,000 for a feasibility study to determine if the city can support a new ballpark and a minor league baseball team. Washington, D.C.-based Brailsford & Dunlavey will complete a market analysis and economic feasibility study, which will take about 10 weeks to complete. Read more here. Watch news report here.
Macon-Bibb County (GA) Mayor Robert Reichert would not be ready to close the door on minor league baseball even if a feasibility study fails to garner enough votes Tuesday. Read more here.
Should the Texas Rangers move from Arlington to Dallas? According to two local news outlets, yes, they should. Both D Magazine and Texas Monthly look directly at the team’s current location as the culprit for this season’s poor attendance, and see a move to downtown Dallas as an obvious fix. Read more here.