The Aiken County (SC) School Board voted 7-2 Tuesday night to approve the district’s portion of TIF financing needed for Project Jackson, which incorporates a new baseball stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). It was agreed that none of the district’s financing would go toward the baseball portion of the development. Read more here.
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Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin says he is in serious talks with a minor league baseball owner to bring a team to Columbia and could present a stadium funding proposal to City Council as early as this fall. Later this month, the mayor says he plans to visit a stadium that the undisclosed owner has built in the Midwest. Read more here.
The Aiken County (SC) Council vote 4-2 Wednesday to reject a proposal to extend the tax increment financing district to the proposed site for a $160 million riverfront development project in North Augusta (SC) that would include a new stadium for the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The City of Columbia (SC) has contacted Minor League Baseball officials about bringing a team to Columbia, if voters approve a penny sales tax in November to help fund the massive Bull Street development project, which could include a new baseball stadium. As you recall, the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) are looking for a new home for 2014, after the Capital City Stadium Continue reading
Now that the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) are leaving their current 10,000-seat home in Fort Mill (SC) for a new uptown Charlotte (NC) ballpark after next season, York County (SC) officials have formed a six-member committee to explore the use and development options for the 33-acre site on which Knights Stadium and a parking lot now sit. Read more here.
Next Tuesday will mark the 40th anniversary of baseball’s loss of “The Alamo” (not the one in San Antonio) to an early morning fire. Meadowbrook Park, built in 1938, was gutted by flames on Valentine’s Day in 1972, just before young Rich Donnelly rolled into Greenville (SC) to manage the the Single-A Greenville Rangers (Western Carolinas League). Read more here. Soon after the Continue reading
Lander University (Greenwood, SC) is scheduled to dediate the new Stephen B. Dolny Baseball Stadium at the new May Complex on Friday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by the Bearcats’ season opener against Newberry College. Read more here. View ballpark photo here. View complex map here. UPDATE: The ballpark was dedicated on schedule. Read more here.
Miami (FL) architect and planner Andres Duany and Greenville (SC) developer Bob Hughes unveiled a proposed plan for a new minor league ballpark on a 165-acre State Hospital campus on Bull Street in Columbia (SC). Read more here. Columbia is the current home of the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League).
Digital Ballparks visits Riley Park, the former home for a number of minor league clubs, including the Flyers, Braves, Astros, Chicks, and Indians. We have to wonder why there’s not a summer collegiate Coastal Plain League team playing in this historic facility? Read more and view photos here.