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Ballpark Plans

Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

Plans are moving forward in Macon County to build a new recreation park in a flood plain.


Commissioners voted to spend $550,000 for the nearly 50 acres of land. They say flooding concerns have been addressed, as well as issues concerning Cherokee artifacts on the Parker Meadows property.


The new facility would include eight baseball fields. Two commissioners have questioned the expense. Macon County Parks and Recreation Director Seth Adams says, “Some of them had some issues with it being in the flood plain also.  But we have addressed those issues and we are able to abide by all county ordinances.” 


It will take twice the cost of the land to build the first two ball fields. Commissioners plan on applying for state grants to offset the cost. But they also say the facility has the potential to bring in 6 to 8 million dollars a year by hosting tournaments. Closing on the property is scheduled for April 30th.  


By Rex Hodge

Ballpark Plans


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