Bridgeport (CT) officials — including Mayor Joe Ganim — reportedly want to raise additional revenue for the city by taking advantage of a new state law enabling them to tack a maximum 5 percent surcharge on tickets to events at the Webster Bank Arena and the Harbor Yard ballpark, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here.
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On Friday, Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation Chairman Robert Daigle sent a letter to Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Fund members stating that the initial cost budget and fundraising goal for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball stadium was $10 million, but has now gone up to about $16 million because of “enhanced design”. Read more here.
A plan presented by a local youth sports director proposes a new life for the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany (GA) aimed at drawing people year-round. Read more here. The ballpark is the former home of the affiliated Albany Polecats and South Georgia Waves, and independent Albany Alligators and South Georgia Peanuts.
According the three consultants, it will cost Fayetteville (NC) $10 million more to build a new baseball stadium to bring in a Single-A Carolina League franchise, if they model it after the new ballpark in Columbia (SC). Read more here.
The proposed $1 billion Texas Rangers stadium has been described by some as a “sweetheart” deal full of valuable giveaways benefiting the baseball team. Here’s a breakdown of the various proposals — with a few new details: Read more here.
The proposed “Ballpark Commons” development in Franklin (WI) could receive up to $25.8 million in local financing support, if elected officials want to pursue it, according to a city-commissioned report. Read more here.
Hampton (VA) continues to ponder renovating 68-year-old War Memorial Stadium, home of the Peninsula Pilots (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League), or building a new ballpark at a price tag of around $9 million. The local newspaper is not too hip on the idea of spending money on either plan being batted around. Read more and view photo gallery here.