One of the drawbacks of the baseball business is that over 80% of the team (or league) executives’ time is dealing with non-baseball issues. A league president/commissioner, a team owner, and a team general manager have to deal with things that would ruin the enthusiasm that the average baseball fan has for the sport at any level.
One of the prime examples of this happening is whenever a new stadium is constructed. When such a property is first being discussed, many town and regional VIP’s enter the mix, each with his or her own agenda. Oftentimes the reason for a new stadium being given permission to be built has nothing to do with the baseball, the property values, or even civic pride.
The Lake County Fielders recent stadium construction situation has been interesting, to say the least! Here is an article about the recent developments regarding the stadium’s construction:
Of interest is the choice of wording in the first paragraph. According to the author of the article, the goal of the new stadium is (presumably) to keep tax dollars in the city and the state. The assumption is that the stadium will serve as a mechanism to attract businesses to stay in Zion, IL instead of crossing the state border.
If you have any “big picture” insights on this stadium construction, or other independent minor league baseball stadium construction projects, then you are welcome to leave your comments and corresponding documentation.
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