Posts Tagged ‘Southern League’

Biloxi minor league baseball team to be named

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi’s new Double-A baseball team will announce its name on Nov. 24. The franchise is currently operating as the Huntsville (Alabama) Stars of the Southern League. It is to move to Biloxi for the start of the 2015 season. A $36 million, 5,000-seat stadium is being constructed along U.S. Highway […] [...]

Biloxi council to consider new baseball stadium construction contract Tuesday

BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council will consider a construction contract Tuesday with W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. to construct the downtown baseball stadium and entertainment venue for a negotiated price of $29.13 million. City officials said Friday that the city has brought the price of MGM Park at Beau Rivage close enough […] [...]

Biloxi baseball stadium bids $5M above budget

BILOXI, Mississippi — Construction of a new minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi hit another snag Wednesday afternoon when the lowest construction bid opened was $5 million more than budgeted. The lowest contractor bid opened at city hall for MGM Park at Beau Rivage of $32.37 million. “I’m a little disappointed, but that’s what the […] [...]

Biloxi reveals baseball stadium bids today; opening day deadline looms

General contractor bids for building the new minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi will be opened today at 4 p.m. at City Hall, marking a step forward in a project that is already weeks behind schedule with an opening day looming next April. The city had advertised weeks ago for a general contractor for MGM […] [...]

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 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 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 […] [...]

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