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Biloxi passes proposal to build minor league stadium for 2015 season

October 8, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

The Biloxi City Council this morning approved a plan by a 5-2 vote to build a $36 million minor league baseball stadium across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on U.S. 90. In a series of three votes, the council decided to use a $21 million in bond issue, and $15 million from a […]

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Consultant calls Biloxi stadium site a “9 or 10″

August 20, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

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 […]

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Biloxi City Council wants economic study on planned stadium

August 7, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

By Frank Brown Mississippi Business Journal BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council wants to know what it’s paying for before it OKs a $21 million investment to build a minor league downtown baseball stadium. The Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to commission an economic analysis on the impact of the $36 million stadium that […]

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Former MSU coach in initial Southern League Hall of Fame class

July 26, 2013

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Former Mississippi State University player and head baseball coach Jimmy Bragan is among three initial inductees into the Southern League Hall of Fame. Also in the first class are former league presidents Billy Hitchcock, a former Atlanta Braves coach, and Don Mincher, a 13-year Major League veteran. The league announced the creation of the hall […]

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FRANK BROWN: Location key to Biloxi baseball success

June 27, 2013

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It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more […]

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

May 29, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The […]

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

May 28, 2013

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For nine years, Tim Bennett has been trying to provide Biloxi with a minor league baseball team. Since he delivered the Mississippi Braves to Pearl, he has made four unsuccessful attempts to put a Southern League team on the Gulf Coast — whether it be on the Back Bay, the Gulf side or the Port […]

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