The Vallejo Admirals would replace the Sonoma County Grapes travel team in the independent Pacific Association if a proposed lease is approved by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.
The team would play at Wilson Park, a rather modest 500-seat facility that would need some upgrades to reach 500-600 seating for pro baseball. Redwood Sports and Entertainment, which already owns and runs the San Rafael Pacifics, would upgrade the ballpark and then run the team. It's the same approach Redwood Sports took with San Rafael in upgrades to Albert Park.
It's not the first effort at pro ball in Solano County: the Solano Steelheads (independent; Western Baseball League) played at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville.
The Pacific Association, spun off from the wreckage of the independent North American League, has four teams for 2013: the Admirals, the Pacifics, Hawaii Stars and Na Koa Ikaika Maui.
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