Its the same old story. New Owners come to town, love the place, love the fans, love the weather, love baseball, and love to have the community build them a new stadium.
Such is the case with the new owners of the Boise Hawks Baseball team. No longer with the Chicago Cubs, the Hawks will fly under the Colorado Rockies logo.
The blue line is the current Hawks stadium outline and the black is the potential site at 2900 Fairview–room for a small ball park, but not much else.
The latest “Music Man” to arrive right here in River City is Jeff Eiseman of Agon Entertainment. At a press conference Tuesday he said all the usual nice things about the community along with the standard patter about jobs, stimulating the economy and looking at the potential of a partnership between the company and local governments around the city to build a mixed-use development that would include commercial and possibly residential space in addition to the stadium.
As a seasoned GROWTHOPHOBE, our position remains the same. We welcome any business to town as long as they pay fair wages, the same taxes as everyone else, and don’t demand welfare from those of us who have lived here forever. If the stadium is such a good idea, build it at their own private expense.
Agon Entertainment owns the Augusta (Georgia) Green Jackets, but to get public money they had to go to North Augusta, across the Savannah River, to find politicos willing to spend public money for the stadium.
The Hawks will continue to play in the county-owned Memorial Stadium for the 2015 season, general manager Todd Rahr said. The GUARDIAN has reported for years on the various attempts by “Music Men” to play Boise against Meridian, propose a multi-purpose stadium, include major league soccer, etc…
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