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North Augusta ballpark project to be unveiled this week

Augusta GreenJacketsA plan for a new ballpark in North Augusta’s proposed multiuse riverfront project for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) will unveiled this week, as the face of baseball in the city could dramatically change.

Last week we reported a sale of the GreenJackets was underway and a new ballpark development was in the works while noting the chatter about a new-ballpark project in North Augusta. Some folks are now talking about the proposed project, with a press conference scheduled for Wednesday. From the Augusta Chronicle:

What is in the works will complement the 200-acre new urbanist-style Hammond’s Ferry, nearly half of which is dedicated to greenspace, but will become a major attraction, “the only urban destination on the Savannah River that truly is a public destination,” he said.

Jeff Eiseman, the Ripken vice president of sales and marketing and a longtime participant in Augusta’s stadium initiative, also hasn’t denied the baseball stadium rumors. Eiseman promised “lots of things to announce” connected to the club this week but did not return phone calls Thursday or Friday.

The development allows for construction of a parking deck and will involve numerous parties including Aiken County and the Aiken County schools, Glover said. Project Jackson developers will be introduced to the public Wednesday, he said.

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