Downtown stadium

A controversial plan to spend public money on a new downtown baseball stadium for The Augusta GreenJackets stalled for years amidst funding and land rights issues.

The plan would have built a new stadium on the riverfront site of the closed Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens in downtown Augusta.

Hatched in 2013, a plan to develop a stadium and mixed use development along the river in North Augusta sparked controversy over traffic concerns, the use of public funds, and residents worried it would dramatically alter the landscape of the Hammond’s Ferry planned community. 

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North Augusta to pay in Project Jackson suit

City Administrator Todd Glover has said the city spent about $250,000 fighting the suit. 
By James Folker | Sunday, June 26, 2016

North Augusta still aiming for baseball in 2017

The city is finalizing negotiations with developers and will be bringing a proposed agreement to the city council in the near future, according to City Administrator Todd Glover.
By James Folker | Saturday, March 19, 2016

Debt service bond renewed for city use

Ci­ty council members voted unanimously on first and second readings Monday to renew a temporary $10 million debt service bond that funded the construction of a parking garage for the Medac ...
By Mike Rosier | Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Developer ordered to pay Project Jackson critic

AIKEN — In a decision that closes a case connected to Project Jackson, a judge has ordered a developer to pay monetary penalties in addition to court costs and attorney’s fees associated with a ...
By Mike Rosier | Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Project Jackson before Supreme Court on Tuesday

North Augusta’s Project Jackson, a proposed $183 million development funded by a public-private partnership, goes before the South Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, May 3, 2015

Supreme Court to hear Project Jackson appeal

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the appeal of North Augusta's Project Jackson development that includes a new ballpark for the Augusta GreenJackets.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 2, 2015

New renderings of proposed stadium released

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta's plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Project Jackson appeal expedited

The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to expedite the appeal process for the Project Jackson lawsuit.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Protest latest opposition against Project Jackson

The newest opponent of North Augusta's Project Jackson doesn't want to see concrete replace trees, animal habitats and a scenic park near the Savannah River.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Project Jackson could go to Supreme Court

North Augusta has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to take up the Project Jackson lawsuit, urging a quick resolution to an appeal the city says could put the development's future in jeopardy.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Homeowner appeals Project Jackson ruling

The North Augusta homeowner challenging the Project Jackson development has appealed a judge's ruling, according to Aiken County online court records.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

No ruling on Project Jackson trial

A South Carolina judge won't rule this week on the fate of North Augusta's Project Jackson after the plaintiff failed to submit a written proposed order by Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ruling on Project Jackson could come next week

South Carolina Circuit Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. told both parties battling over the validity of a tax district created to fund the $144 million Project Jackson that he won't make a ruling until ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, July 18, 2014

Project Jackson trial Friday

A lawsuit challenging Project Jackson, a $144 million development that includes a new stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, is going before South Carolina Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard on Friday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Final Project Jackson vote tonight

Monday's vote by the North Augusta City Council will mark the final reading to approve an amended ordinance that will allow the city to create a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

One final hurdle remains for Project Jackson

Project Jackson cleared its penultimate hurdle Monday as the North Augusta City Council voted 5-1 to give the amended ordinance second-reading approval.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Much work remains before Project Jackson deadline

Project Jackson leaders say there are many steps ahead, casting doubt on the goal of opening a new GreenJackets park for the first day of the 2015 baseball season.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

GreenJackets owner happy about project approval

A favorable vote from the Aiken County school board and a win from the Augusta GreenJackets gave Jeff Eiseman and Agon Sports & Entertainment reason to celebrate Tuesday night.
By David Lee | Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Vote Tuesday on North Augusta stadium development

The Aiken County school board will vote Tuesday on a Tax Incremental Finance district needed to fund a proposed North Augusta riverfront development.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Aug 9, 2013

North Augusta presents a new ballpark plan

Hoping to salvage a plan for a $150 million development on the North Augusta riverfront, city officials offered a new financial model to the Aiken County school board Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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