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Loans Approved for Utica Ballpark Site Cleanup

Jimmy Johns Field Utica MIGeneral SportsA pair of contracts that will help support the cleanup of the future site of Jimmy John’s Field near downtown Utica (MI) were approved by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee on Aug. 6.  Read more here.

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Utica (MI) Breaks Ground on ‘Jimmy John’s Field’

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns FieldOfficials from Macomb County, Utica, the state and General Sports and Entertainment broke ground today on the $12-million baseball stadium that will serve as the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and mortgage lending  company United Shore are the official naming rights partners of the ballpark and league.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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Utica (MI) Ballpark Project Back on Track

Macomb County Michigan SealThe developer behind the construction of a 2,500-seat minor league baseball park in downtown Utica (MI) could break ground on the project as early as May, after contaminated soil tests threw a wrench into the project.  A $500,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will reportedly handle any potential cleanup of the development site.  Preliminary plans called for a local three-team league to play at the new venue.  Read more here.

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New Ballpark Plan Announced for Utica (MI) (UPDATED)

Macomb County Michigan SealMacomb County (MI) Executive Mark Hackel on Monday announced a new 2,500-seat, multi-million dollar semi-professional baseball stadium that will be constructed within the next two years just west of downtown Utica.  General Sports Entertainment (GSE) of Rochester (MI) is behind the project.  Read more here. UPDATED:  View official announcement here.  Three or four teams will reportedly play out of the stadium as part of a new league that will be launched by GSE.  Read post-announcement news here.

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