WJTV News Channel 12 - Downtown Baseball Stadium Gets Biloxi's Backing

Downtown Baseball Stadium Gets Biloxi's Backing

Posted: Updated:
Biloxi -

The Biloxi City Council has voted 5-2 on a resolution that could lead to the borrowing of $20 million for the construction of an athletic stadium.

Councilmen George Lawrence and David Fayard voted against the plan Tuesday.

WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports that Councilman Ed Gemmill told other council members that a downtown baseball stadium would jump start businesses and tourism in the area.

Gemmill says the stadium proposal has the support of many business owners in Biloxi.

Details of the stadium plan have not been released.

The city plans to issue bonds to borrow the $20 million.

Council members in favor of the project say they will be asking for more details in the future before any bonds are secured.

Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.