Risk vs Reward - that's what the Madison Alabama City Council had to decide about a proposed minor league baseball stadium coming to the area.
At a special meeting Monday night, the Madison City Council voted 7-0 to move forward with the Proposed Ordinance No. 2018‐30 Authorizing a Lease, License, and Management agreement with BallCorps, LLC.
This moves the city of Madison one step closer to having a minor league baseball stadium at Madison Town Center. The stadium would be around $46 Million to build and would hold around 7,000 people.
Along with the 70+ baseball games played there would also be events year round for the center. Perhaps a concert venue?!
Madison Mayor Paul Finley said he expects at least $1 Million annually in revenue for the City of Madison.
The agreement with BallCorps, who recently purchased the Mobile Bay Bears, is only to approve the funding for the stadium. This is not a done deal, but we're excited to keep you up to date on what more will happen.
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