GreenJackets are gold mine

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I don’t live in North Augusta on the river, but if I did I would not want a baseball stadium and convention complex in my upscale neighborhood. I certainly would not want the tax plan that has been presented.

Augusta, in its nearsightedness, failed to have the GreenJackets and Augusta build a downtown stadium at the old Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property. I think everyone would agree that a downtown stadium would bring in much-needed business and tax dollars to Augusta.

While North Augusta and Augusta twiddle their thumbs, there is an opportunity for Columbia County and Evans to take the GreenJackets away from both cities. Evans has the room for the stadium, and probably could come up with a financial plan to benefit the Jackets’ owners and Columbia County.

Augusta is the big loser if they fail to act.

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agustinian 06/12/13 - 06:46 am
Mr. Owens -- I'm with you

I'm with you Mr. Owens. North Augusta has no business dealing in baseball stadiums.

The only caution I would give you is, no peer reviewed study of minor league baseball teams and stadiums shows any net economic gain from building new stadiums.

Good Luck!

Beattybugs 06/12/13 - 07:32 am
R.I.P. Hammond's Ferry

We will surely miss those those leisurely drives through your quaint streets.
So sad that they are soon to be replaced by bumper to bumper cars filled with gawkers on their way to or from a ball game.
We'll speak fondly of the good old days when we could walk, drive or bicycle through your charming neighborhood and not have to worry about honking horns, or getting rear ended.

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