Posts Tagged ‘Minor league baseball’

Biloxi Shuckers gives city $925K to speed construction

BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers baseball team and Overtime Sports will kick in at least $925,000 in upgrades to the minor league baseball stadium to hurry construction. The Sun Herald reports the city council voted unanimously Tuesday and without discussion to modify the lease agreement. The upgrades include: » $325,000 for audio/visual equipment » $275,000 in video […] [...]

More money needed to get Biloxi baseball stadium open on time

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi will either have to pay a $10,000 fine for every home game that can’t be played in the new Shuckers’ stadium, or chip in $1 million to get it ready for opening day on April 21. City attorney Gina Tompkins said Tuesday the city doesn’t have a $1 million. […] [...]

AG opinions: Biloxi can’t sell naming rights to ball field

BILOXI — A Mississippi attorney general’s office opinion has derailed an agreement between Biloxi and the Shuckers minor league baseball team to sell the naming rights for MGM Park’s playing field. The agreement had called for the city to earn an extra $50,000 a year to help repay the construction bond for the stadium. The […] [...]

Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season

Some baseball fans in Jackson go above and beyond supporting the hometown Mississippi Braves by providing a home-away-from-home for players who have their sights set on playing for the major league Atlanta Braves. In a recent letter to Braves fans about hosting players, Jim Bishop, the team’s assistant general manager, said, “Stopping in Mississippi on […] [...]

Vote on baseball stadium bonds could come next week

BILOXI — The Biloxi Council is expected to vote next Tuesday whether to issue $21 million in bonds to build a minor league baseball stadium. The Sun Herald reports the council tabled a resolution this week to accept a $15-million grant from the state until next week’s meeting at 6 p.m. The council also tabled […] [...]

New Coast baseball stadium attracting developers

BILOXI — A new baseball stadium in Biloxi could draw 350,000 people or more to the downtown each year, and those kinds of numbers are spurring the anticipated attention from developers and property owners. Jerry Creel, Biloxi’s community development director, tells The Sun Herald these are properties that haven’t drawn any calls in a long […] [...]

Commission rules on removing trees for proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has voted to allow city arborist Eric Nolan to decide the fate of several trees that may be too close to the proposed parking garage for the new baseball stadium. Plans by Dale Partners architects call for the removal of 19 protected trees on the stadium site off U.S. […] [...]

Proposed Coast baseball stadium plans on fast track

BILOXI — Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven’t changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows “a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark.” The Sun Herald reports the DRC meeting yesterday was just a week after the […] [...]

Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a […] [...]

Commission gives nod to Coast baseball stadium

BILOXI — Plans for a minor league baseball stadium and neighboring commercial development in downtown Biloxi are consistent with the city’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan, according to a vote last night by the city’s Planning Commission. The Sun Herald reports the city council hasn’t yet voted on whether to borrow $21 million in general obligation bonds […] [...]

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