The Augusta GreenJackets are already facing some formidable opposition to their new-ballpark proposal, as well as the possibility of a referendum on the issue.
The Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) are already facing some formidable opposition to their new-ballpark proposal, as well as the possibility of a referendum on the issue.
We’re guessing the crew at Ripken Baseball anticipated there would be opposition to the project, but the fact it’s come to early in the form of influential Georgia state Senator Ed Tarver, who says the land envisioned for the ballpark should be turned over to the city, but not used for a ballpark.
"We ought to use the stadium we have. If we have funds to spend, we should look at other programs that have higher priorities," said Tarver.
Still, the project has the strong support of Mayor Deke Copenhaver, and that will go a long ways.
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