Here is some news about a possible new independent baseball league starting in Macon, Georgia this summer:
Whether or not this league comes to fruition is still to be determined. An e-mail to the new league’s president was sent and information will be posted here once confirmed.
The unique situation is that all 4 teams are intended to play in the same facility during the 2010 season. This will be done to reduce travel costs, although it will be difficult to determine the impact of top-line revenues since the city of Macon will not have its own “home” team. Sponsorship dollars may or may not participate depending on what the league is offering.
The first “independent league” was structured similarly with the 1987 Empire State League. More information about the Empire State League’s history will be on this blog over the upcoming weekend.
Should it come to pass as a developmental league or a new and separate independent league, IndependentBaseball.net will keep you up to date.
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