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Posted on: May 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Community Groundbreaking Event

Baseball Groundbreaking

The City of Madison and BallCorps are proud to announce the official groundbreaking for the new Minor League Baseball stadium and multi-use venue in North Alabama. The community celebration will signify the beginning of construction for the state-of-the-art facility slated to open late 2019 in time for the 2020 baseball season.

“Minor League Baseball belongs back in North Alabama, and we are thrilled to be a part of its return to the region,” said BallCorps Managing Partner and CEO, Ralph Nelson. “We are excited to reveal more details about the team, its total integration into the community, and to celebrate the start of construction." 

"Breaking ground on this project is momentous, and we appreciate the work that has lead us to this point. Celebrating with our community while enjoying free ballpark food like hot dogs, pop corn and cotton candy is a fantastic way to rally together to start the process," says Mayor Paul Finley.

Community members are invited to join the festivities on June 9th, from 5-7 pm at the stadium site off Zeirdt Road. Guests can look forward to announcements such as a "Name the Team" contest as well as free food and activities. All attendees will leave with a commemorative baseball to remember the inception of the ballpark and multi-use venue.

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