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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 to help finance construction of ...

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Southern League baseball team backs out of gun giveaway promotion

HUNTSVILLE. Alabama — The Huntsville Stars have cancelled Wednesday’s “Second Amendment Night” promotion in which the Southern League baseball team was to have given away three weapons through a raffle. The cancellation came after national publicity of the event, and pressure applied by both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Winners of the raffle would have received certificates from ...

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Biloxi council moves closer to selling stadium bonds

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. There was no significant opposition to Major A.J. Holloway’s request for the bond ...

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

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 event will take place at ...

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

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 of Gulfport. “When I finished ...

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Fans fading?

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 Stadium for nicer digs in ...

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