City leaders said earlier this week they are continuing to work with Bakersfield Blaze owner D.G. Elmore on developing a ballpark as well as a hotel, restaurant and retail complex on the corner of John and Abbott streets in Salinas (CA). Read more here.
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Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) owner D.G. Elmore says that, following an unsuccessful effort to build a ballpark on the Front Street property of Hayward Lumber in Salinas (CA), he is cautiously optimistic that he will close a similar deal on property at the corner of John and Abbott streets. Read more here.
Bakersfield (CA) has had a minor-league baseball team for 73 years. For at least 29 of those years, team officials have wanted to play in a new stadium. That desire hasn’t changed under the frustrated current ownership. Read more here.
After eight months of negotiations, the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) broke off talks with Hayward Lumber on Monday to build a ballpark for the club on Front Street next to the proposed Alisal Marketplace in Salinas (CA). The team is still eyeing three other unidentified sites in Salinas, but time is running out for a 2016 relocation. Read more here and here.
George Watkins from The Salinas Californian provides a nice picture of how things went for D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, when he made is pitch to the Salinas (CA) City Council to bring the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season. It appears all was lovey-dovey for Round 1. Read more here. View Facebook page here. View Twitter page here.
D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, met with the Salinas (CA) City Council Tuesday to pitch his idea of bringing the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season. Elmore said he hopes to be a part of the economic development in Salinas surrounding the long-awaited Alisal Marketplace housing and shopping project. Read more here.
If about $25 million from private investment materializes, D.G. Elmore could be moving his Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to a new ballpark in Salinas (CA) in time for the 2016 season. On Sept. 23, developer Sean Cooley, who’s behind the proposed 56-acre Alisal Marketplace project, will ask City Council to extend existing 10-year tax credits for 20 years to help support the adjacent stadium plan. Read more here.