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Luther Williams Field Renovations Underway

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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It’s the ‘Macon Bacon’

The new Coastal Plain League (Summer Collegiate) franchise in Macon (GA) will be known as the Macon Bacon.  The team’s name, logo and uniforms were unveiled today.  Watch reveal here.  See unis here.

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Luther Williams Field Renovations Detailed, Work Begins in October

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 hereView renderings here.

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New Macon Team Unveils Ticket Packages, Ballpark to Received $2.5M in Upgrades

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.

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Deadline Extended for Naming Macon’s New Team

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.

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Petersburg Generals Heading to Macon?

Petersburg Generals LogoDocuments show the Petersburg Generals (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) could be relocating to Macon (GA).  Read more here.

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IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ to Begin Shooting Soon at Macon’s Luther Williams Field

IFC LogoA 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.

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Macon-Bibb Officials Tour Fluor Field for Ideas

Macon GeorgiaSeveral Macon (GA) leaders, including Mayor Robert Reichert, traveled out to South Carolina to visit baseball stadiums in hopes of finding ideas for Macon’s proposed new baseball stadium.  Read more and view photos here.  Read about feasibility study here.

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Study Says Macon Can Support Minor League Baseball Franchise

Macon GeorgiaDevelopment firm says Macon-Bibb County (GA) can support a minor league baseball team.  Read more and watch news reports here and here.

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Ballpark Feasibility Firm Tours Macon

Macon GeorgiaRepresentatives from a firm studying whether it’s feasible for professional baseball to return to Macon (GA) toured potential sites for building a new ballpark.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Macon-Bibb County Approves $50K for Ballpark Feasibility Study

Macon GeorgiaBy a narrow 5-4 vote, the Macon-Bibb County Commission on Tuesday approved spending $50,000 for a feasibility study to determine if the city can support a new ballpark and a minor league baseball team. Washington, D.C.-based Brailsford & Dunlavey will complete a market analysis and economic feasibility study, which will take about 10 weeks to complete.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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New Ballpark for Macon Back on Radar

Macon GeorgiaA proposed resolution, backed by the Macon (GA) mayor’s office, seeks a feasibility study of whether a Major League Baseball affiliate could be landed and what kind of facilities and public investment it would take to make it happen. The resolution is headed to the Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Economic & Community Development Committee for discussion Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Macon Mayor Makes Pitch for New Ballpark

Minor League Baseball LogoAt a Bibb County commission meeting Tuesday, Macon (GA) Mayor Robert Reichert shared what he called very preliminary plans for a minor-league baseball stadium off Coliseum Drive in east Macon.  Read more here.

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