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Royse City Approves Ballpark-Related Spending

Southwestern League

In planning its new ballpark for the independent Southwest League of Professional Baseball, Royse City has approved two significant measures. 

Last month, it was announced that Royse City would be one of the Southwest League’s host cities. Headed by Mark Schuster and the Ventura Sports Group, the league is expected to begin play in 2018 with six Texas-based teams. As part of the agreement, the Royse City franchise will play in a multiuse ballpark that is expected to cost about $12 million.

As Royse City goes through the process of planning the ballpark, the Royse City Community Development Corporation (CDC) has approved two expenditures. Totaling $22,000, the funds will be used to obtain counsel on the city’s agreement with Ventura Sports and for planning costs. The expenses were approved in separate motions. More from the Royse City Herald Banner:

After the executive session, board member Bobby Gladu made a motion that the CDC spend up to $15,000 to have outside counsel look into a contract with Ventura Sports Group.

The motion was approved unanimously with no discussion or explanation.

Then, board member Jessie Vaughn II made a motion that CDC spend $7,000 for project planning costs with Ventura Sports Group and Verdunity.

The motion was approved unanimously with no discussion or explanation.

Verdunity that was mentioned in Vaughn’s motion is a Dallas-based community consulting organization that has been working with local officials to develop a comprehensive plan for the city.

The ballpark in Royse City comes to fruition as the result of a partnership that includes Ventura Sports Group, city government, the Royse City Independent School district, and various private investments.

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