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Biloxi Ballpark Fast Track: Design Plans Presented

Southern League LogoPlans for the new minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi (MS) were presented Wednesday to the Development Review Committee.  Read more and view video here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Plan Approved!

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to approve a ballpark financing package that will bring a yet-to-be-named Double-A Southern League team to downtown.  Read more here.  One writer speculates about the franchise relocating to Biloxi.  The Huntsville Stars top the list.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Ballpark Vote Next Tuesday

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) city council will vote next Tuesday on whether to back a $21 million bond to help finance construction of a downtown baseball stadium for a Double-A Southern League franchise.  The vote will come after a public hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. at City Hall.  The state has already approved a $15 million grant for the project.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Team Owner-To-Be Seeking Action on Ballpark Proposal

Southern League LogoMinor-league team owner Ken Young said Thursday that he’s hoping for a vote by the end of the month on the proposed new downtown Biloxi (MS) stadium so it can be built in time for the start of the 2015 season.  With the first pitch just 18 months away, Young said “it’s important for us to get moving on it.”  Read more here.

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Ballpark Consistent with Comprehensive Plan

Southern League LogoPlans for a minor league baseball stadium and neighboring commercial development in downtown Biloxi (MS) are consistent with the city’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan, the Biloxi Planning Commission unanimously agreed Thursday.  Read more here.

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Consultant Gives Biloxi Ballpark Project High Marks

Southern League LogoChicago-based Johnson Consulting, the firm hired by the city of Biloxi (MS) to do a study on the proposed new downtown minor league baseball stadium, presented their findings to the city council Tuesday afternoon.  Not surprisingly, the firm gave the project a big thumbs up.  Read more here.

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Firm to Present Study to Biloxi Council

Southern League LogoChicago-based Johnson Consulting, the firm hired by the city of Biloxi (MS) to do a study on the proposed new downtown minor league baseball stadium, will reportedly present their findings at Tuesday’s city council meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Looks to 2015

Southern League LogoThe developing baseball stadium project in Biloxi (MS) appears to be alive and well, but as the window closes for 2014, Overtime Sports chief Tim Bennett says “It’s getting to the point where we may have to look at 2015, or try to start the season in another city and move it to Biloxi at mid-season next year.”  Read more here and here.

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Biloxi Takes Next Ballpark Steps

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution by a 4-2 vote to borrow $21 million to help fund construction of a $35 million minor-league baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Rally for New Biloxi Ballpark

Southern League LogoAn estimated 300 people braved the high temperatures Friday afternoon to turn out in support of the Biloxi’s proposed minor-league baseball stadium project.  Read more here.  In addition to hosting an affiliated club, the new ballpark could attract major college baseball programs.  Read more here

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Referendum, Location Change, Hotel, and Miniature Golf Possible for Proposed Biloxi Ballpark

Southern League LogoThe proposed $21 million baseball stadium project in downtown Biloxi (MS) could include a hotel, restaurants and shops, and even a miniature golf course.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, a few groups are calling for a referendum on the project, and two city council members want to see the ballpark built in a different location.  Read more here.

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BP Oil Spill Money Will Help Build New Biloxi Baseball Stadium

Southern League LogoMississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday said the state would kick in $15 million in BP oil disaster money to help build a professional baseball stadium in Biloxi.  Bryant said, Ken Young, president of Ovations Food Services and an owner of several minor-league teams via Maryland Baseball Holding, LLC (Triple-A Norfolk Tides, Double-A Bowie Baysox, and Single-A Frederick Continue reading

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Biloxi Ballpark Site Called the Best

Southern League LogoTim Bennett, owner of Overtime Sports charged with bringing pro ball to Biloxi (MS), considers the site chosen for the new minor league stadium on U.S. 90, across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, among the best in the country.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Intends to Borrow $21M for New Ballpark

Southern League LogoThe Biloxi (MS) City Council voted 5-2 today to announce its intent to borrow $21 million to be used toward building a new Double-A baseball stadium.  Read more here and here.

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