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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Bibb County (GA) leaders took a tour of historic Luther Williams Field Thursday to see the new plans for their $2.5 million renovations. The project will update 10 areas in the stadium, starting at the entrance. There will be more than 30 places to buy food, souvenirs, and more, and a 2,000-square-foot beer garden will offer local brews. Read more and watch news report here. View renderings here.
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.
The contest to choose a name for Macon’s new baseball team is going into extra innings. A deadline of Monday, July 31, was set, but the team has given fans an extra 48 hours to chime in. The five finalists include: Macon Soul, Macon Bacon, Macon Hits, Macon Heat, and Macon Noise. Read more here. View contest here.
Documents show the Petersburg Generals (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) could be relocating to Macon (GA). Read more here.
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.