Officials for the Southwest League of Professional Baseball insist that professional baseball is still coming to the Waco (TX) area, but they’ve essentially stepped out of the batter’s box to call a timeout. Read more here.
Unless residents speak up to oppose the idea, the city of Bellmead (TX) plans to begin negotiations in April on a development and operations agreement with Ventura Sports Group for the proposed $11 million professional baseball complex. Read more here.
Bellmead (TX) officials are developing a plan to finance $4 million for a proposed baseball stadium for the announced Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) without raising property taxes or sales tax. If the city opts to put the decision to the voters, the council would need to decide at its February meeting to take that direction to get the matter on the May ballot. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Southwest League of Professional Baseball has announced that the new Waco professional team will be called the Waco “BlueCats”. The name “BlueCats” received a majority of the votes from over 1,800 submissions. The team also announced their website at www.wacobluecats.com, which will be live on December 2. Continue reading