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Decision on Nassau County ballpark due today

Atlantic LeagueThe decision on who manages a new Nassau County ballpark is due today, and a local media outlet is hinting that the independent Atlantic League will land the deal over a bid from the New York Mets owners.

Nassau County is planning to issue $400 million in bonds to build a new arena and ballpark in the Nassau County Coliseum area. The process was open to bids, with two respondents: the independent Atlantic League (led by commissioner Frank Boulton) and the New York Mets. There’s not been a case where an independent team landed a contract like this when competing with affilated ball.

Here’s the report from the local Fox affiliate:

Plans for a new Nassau Coliseum and minor league ballpark could soon be taking shape. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is expected to formally announce Monday a committee’s decision on who should operate and maintain the park.

During a game of the Long Island Ducks over the weekend, Mangano hinted the owner of the Ducks– Frank Boulton– would be getting the job.

The new ballpark is not a sure thing: Voters will be asked to approve $00 million in bonding on Aug. 1.

RELATED STORIES: Mets, Atlantic League submit bids for new Nassau ballpark; Long Island ballpark plan resurrected


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