Posts Tagged ‘Southern League’

Baseball team owner wants quick vote on stadium

BILOXI — Ken Young is ready to bring a minor league baseball team to Biloxi. He said yesterday he’s hoping for a vote by the end of the month so the stadium can be built in time for the start of the 2015 season. The Sun Herald reports the vote isn’t on the agenda for […] [...]

Consultant on baseball stadium: ‘Existing businesses to benefit first’

BILOXI — A consultant hired by Biloxi to determine the economic impact of a minor league baseball stadium says the proposed site on U.S. 90 north of Beau Ravage Resort & Casino is a winner. Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago said during yesterday’s report to the City Council he also can’t think […] [...]

Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015

by Frank Brown Published: August 2,2013

Tags: athletics, Baseball, BILOXI, Gulf Coast, Southern League, tourism

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window […] [...]

Biloxi stadium protest falls short, council issues bonds

by Frank Brown Published: June 21,2013

Tags: BILOXI, Dale Partners, David Nichols, Southern League

BILOXI: The Biloxi City Council took another step Tuesday in an effort to attract a minor league baseball team to the city by passing a resolution to issue $21 million in general obligation bonds to help finance a $35 million a $35 million stadium. The measure passed 4-2. The 7,000-seat stadium will be built on […] [...]

It’s official: Gov. Bryant announces minor league ball park to be built in Biloxi

BILOXI — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to being in Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials on Thursday announced plans to build a $36 million Minor League Baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi. The plans call for the stadium to be ready for the start of the 2014 Southern […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of […] [...]

Fans fading?

by Nash Nunnery Published: March 21,2010

Tags: Minor league baseball, Mississippi Braves, Southern League

Braves: Franchise not in trouble after 3 consecutive seasons of declining attendance Six years ago, the Jackson metropolitan area was ripe for minor league baseball. After all, the city had played host and supported two Double A Texas League franchises, the Mets and the Generals, from 1975 until 1999, when the Gens vacated venerable Smith-Wills […] [...]

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