Biloxi City Council Approves Baseball Construction Contract

Reported by: Ryan Mahan
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Updated: 7/22 7:48 pm
The Biloxi City Council decided Tuesday that baseball will be coming to Biloxi, but the decision was not unanimous. The vote was split five to two in favor of bringing minor league baseball to Biloxi. The discussion went on for over an hour, with all councilmen getting to have their say.

Although the resolution passed, the project is still over budget, and city officials have begun to prioritize features on the stadium should anything need to be cut in order to finish the project. This decision will have a long lasting impact on the Coast, but not everyone agrees what kind of impact that will be. Ron Peresich, an attorney, says, "If we were going to build a stadium, it was necessary that we do it now. We gotta’ get started. I expect, with the council's vote today, that construction can begin within the next few weeks."

George Lawrence, Biloxi City Councilman, Ward 1, says, "It's so late anyway, and we don't play ball until next August. So my request was, let them finish their contract in Huntsville and come back the next year.”

Even if construction crews were to start immediately, it is unlikely that construction crews will be finished in time for the first home game on April 20th.

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