Biloxi MS getting Affiliated Baseball
The plan is to secure a AA Southern League team for play by 2014. Stadium is being given to the baseball group courtesy of a local casino that uses the land for a dollar a year. Stadium estimated cost is 36 million will a large portion of that being funded by BP money from the oil spill. Three weeks ago a SL official was quoted in Pensacola saying that the Sl goal is to have the South division all long I10 to cut back on travel cost.
I heard three rumors on how they are securing a AA team:
A. Huntsville Stars will be moving to Biloxi
B. Jackson Generals will be moving to Biloxi
C. Either the Jacksonville Suns or Birmingham Barons will be moving to Biloxi and moving up to AAA ball. AAA teams rumored to be up for sale are the New Orlean Zephres and Nashville Sounds.
I doubt they have this stadium ready by 2014. Your looking at having to secure bonds in the next thirty days and start construction by July in the middle of Hurricane season. Either way this is going to make for some interesting baseball trips if it does get done.