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Snappers: We’re still working on new-ballpark plan

Some news from the Beloit Snappers' Winter Hot Stove Banquet: The team is still working on a new-ballpark plan.

The Beloit Snappers (Low Class A; Midwest League) are still working on plans for a new ballpark, with the projected site near the intersection of Interstates 43 and 90.

That's not necessarily news; the Snappers have been working on plans for a new ballpark for years. But now things are getting to the stage where GM Jeff Vohs is warning that the future of baseball in Beloit lies in a new ballpark and not outdated Pohlman Field. You've got to give Snappers Chairman of the Board Dennis Conerton and crew a lot of credit: they're to the point where they're looking at a privately financed facility in order to keep pro ball in Beloit. Whether the economy and the credit markets will allow for a new ballpark remains to be seen, but the Snappers actually managed to increase attendance last season in the face of an extremely rough local economy.

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