Organizers of a new Indiana State University ballpark shift their sights from the Frontier League to the summer-collegiate Prospect League.
Organizers of a new Indiana State University ballpark are shifting their sights from the independent Frontier League to the summer-collegiate Prospect League.
There's been some definite movement on the ballpark front: Indiana State has leased Bob Warn Field to the ISU Foundation, which is better set up to renovate the ballpark for an opening as soon as 2010. And the ISU Foundation has been involved in sublease discussions with reps of the summer-collegiate Prospect League, which launched this season after the former CICL expanded eastward. The league already plans in several Indiana cities, including nearby Danville.
Initial talk of baseball in Terre Haute had centered on the potential of an independent Frontier League partnership. That proved to be a financial stretch: the needs of a pro team are much more advanced than those of a summer-collegiate team.
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