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Bellmead (TX) Voters Approve Tax Increase for New Ballpark

Voters in Bellmead (TX) approved an increase in a hotel and motel tax to fund a new sports complex that will house the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more and watch news report here.  Read more here.

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Voters Will Decide Fate of Hotel Tax for BlueCats Ballpark on May 5

Bellmead (TX) residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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Bellmead Waiting to Pull the Ballpark Trigger

The start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League) have a logo, an official beer and a website selling swag and season passes for opening season in April 2019.  What it does not have is an actual team, an operating league, or anything more than a memorandum of understanding with the city of Bellmead (TX) to build the proposed $12-million public-private stadium.  Read more here.

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Bellmead Council to Seek State Approval for Ballpark Ballot Measure

Bellmead (TX) residents may vote in May on a new venue tax to fund a proposed baseball stadium to host the start-up Waco BlueCats (Independent Professional, Southwest League).  Read more here.

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SWL’s Launch, Waco Team Delayed Until 2019

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.

 

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Short of Public Outcry, Bellmead Will Move Forward with Ballpark Plans

waco-bluecats-logoUnless 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.

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Proposed BlueCats Ballpark Could Face Voters

waco-bluecats-logoBellmead (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.

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