More than 100 community members and officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Luther Williams Field on Monday, signaling the start of renovations of the historic venue in Central City Park. When the new Macon Bacon (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) take the field next summer, fans will be able to enjoy a ballpark with old charm and updated features. Read more here.
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Officials representing the new Coastal Plain (Summer Collegiate) franchise setting up shop at Luther Williams Field in Macon (GA) have announced details about season ticket packages, which include all-you-can-eat food and drinks and in-your-seat wait service. Luther Williams stadium is slated to receive as much as $2.5 million in upgrades in preparation for the new team. Read more here. As we previously posted, the possible nicknames for the team are Soul, Bacon, Hits, Heat, and Noise.
A film crew is scheduled to begin shooting a new TV series in Macon (GA) next week, and historic Luther Williams Field will play a key role. The series, called Brockmire, is about a famed but fallen Major League Baseball announcer, played by actor Hank Azaria, who is trying to revive his career after an embarrassing on-air meltdown. Actress Amanda Peet will also star in the series. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.
It looks like the indy pro Peach State League and the Macon (GA) Pinetoppers will be returning for a second season, according to founder and general manager Bill Larsen. The league will reportedly kick off its 2011 campaign on June 25 at Luther Williams Field. Read more here. Click here for background on Larsen and the league. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.