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Livingston Parish Nixes Property Tax Option to Fund New Park

Livingston Parish (LA) President Mike Grimmer has ditched any idea of using property taxes to pay for a new 5,5oo-seat, $30-35 million ballpark for a Double-A Southern League team.  Grimmer plans to continue talks with Mandalay Baseball Properties to find a ballpark funding/financing solution.  Mandalay, which owns several other teams, would purchase an existing franchise and move it to Livingston, if Continue reading

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Livingston Parish Mandalaying Ahead with New Ballpark Proposal

Livingston Parish (LA) near Baton Rouge has entered into an initial agreement to lease a proposed new 5,500-seat ballpark to Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC for 20-years for what is expected to be a Double-A Southern League club.  The Huntsville (AL) Stars or Jackson (TN) Generals would appear to be the most likely relocation targets.  The team would reportedly begin play in 2013.  Read more here.

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Parish Near Baton Rouge Eyeballing Double-A Club

Livingston (LA) Parish near Baton Rouge is reportedly in talks with the owner of an existing Double-A club about building a new $30 million ballpark and relocating the team.  The Southern League’s attendance-challenged (#212) Huntsville (AL) Stars and (#181) Jackson (TN) Generals (formerly West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx) would seem to be the most likely targets.  Read more here.

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