The Jackson Generals (Class AA; Southern League) are pursuing a lease extension for The Ballpark at Jackson, as team ownership is hoping secure a lengthened agreement.
The Ballpark at Jackson has been home to the franchise since its opening in 1998, and it appears that the Generals are working to extend their stay at the facility. Although the potential lease extension is not completed, Generals co-owner Reese Smith III indicated recently that the team is hoping to work out an agreement with the city soon.
As it stands, the Generals have a few key priorities ahead of them–including finding a replacement for president and general manager Jason Compton, who departed the organization recently–but a lease extensione is certainly on ownership’s radar. More from the Jackson Sun:
Smith said the other focus right now for the team is renewing the team’s lease with the city for the stadium, The Ballpark at Jackson.
“We’ve got two years remaining on the current contract, and we’re working with the city to make sure that gets renewed as soon as possible,” Smith said. “Jackson has been good for us since we came on board with the team in 2008. It’s been a good fit for everybody.”
The Ballpark at Jackson was known as Pringles Park when it originally opened in 1998, while the franchise was known at the time as the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. Prior to the 2011 season, the Diamond Jaxx rebranded to assume the Generals moniker.