How much will a minor league baseball stadium mean to the Biloxi economy?
According to consultant Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago, Biloxi’s downtown stadium site rates a “9 or 10” on a 10-point scale.
Comparing it other Southern League stadiums, he said the potential attendance is “far and away the leader from a tourism perspective,” according to the Sun-Herald in Biloxi. He said Biloxi’s site is better than Tulsa’s or Pensacola’s current stadiums.
At question is whether Biloxi should sell $21 million in general obligation bonds to finance the $34 million stadium on land across from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. If approved, a team must be secured for play — mostly likely in the 2015 season.
Read the story by Mary Perez at sunherald.com