A study to determine the feasibility of a new pro ballpark in Warner Robins, Ga., was tabled because city councilmembers wanted to see more information about exactly what is being studied.
Local businessman John Hughes offered to perform the ballpark feasbility study on his own dime (they ususually cost between $15,000 and $20,000). However, the council wanted some information as to exactly would be considered as part of the study. Citing confidentiality, Hughes declined to discuss the matter before the full board. From WMGT:
“It’s probably my fault—part of it is,” says councilman Mike Davis. “I had been to a meeting and I didn’t relay it (the detailed information) to them, but that’s just the way it is sometimes. Sometimes, things fall through the cracks. It just fell through the cracks, and I hate it for the gentleman that was here, but hopefully in the next couple of days we’ll have it ironed out and things will move forward.”
The greater Macon area has been without pro baseball since the demise of the independent South Coast League.
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