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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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

New owners official for GreenJackets

The Augusta GreenJackets officially announced their new ownership group Mon­day, marking the beginning of a new era in the team’s history.
By David Lee | Monday, May 13, 2013

Stadium's future in question after postponed hearing

North Augusta city officials postponed a public hearing on a funding proposal for a $160 million development that included a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, a decision that ...
By Nikasha Dicks | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Council decision threatens proposed stadium

North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones said Tuesday night's 4-2 vote by the Aiken County Council against extending the tax increment financing district for "Project Jackson" caught everyone off guard.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stadium is latest North Augusta initiative

The recent announcement of a new stadium and town center development just across the 13th Street bridge surprised a lot of people, but not those who have been paying attention to North Augusta's ...
By Steve Crawford | Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Proposal would be a regional winner

From either bank of the Savannah River, there seems to be nothing but regional winners in proposed multi-use riverfront development in North Augusta.
By Scott Michaux | Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Officials say GreenJackets' move not complete loss

Most Augusta officials don't view the GreenJackets' decision to move across the river to South Carolina would be a boon for the area as a whole.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

North Augusta plan is work in progress

NORTH AUGUSTA — Of­ficials say the North Augusta riverfront development announced Wednesday faces several challenges. Mayor Lark Jones said “From A to Z, we’re at step C."
By Nikasha Dicks | Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

GreenJackets sale pending league approval

Ripken Baseball has an agreement to sell the Augusta GreenJackets to an investment group, a decision in conjunction with moving the team to a proposed development in North Augusta.
By David Lee | Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

North Augusta reveals stadium plan

After lobbying for years to bring baseball downtown, the Augusta GreenJackets found a likely taker - across the river in North Augusta.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Stadium rumored part of 'Project Jackson'

North Augusta officials say they'll disclose Wednesday the details of "Project Jackson," a proposed major, multi-use riverfront project widely rumored to include a new stadium for the Augusta ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Golf Hall site meeting yields optimism

Georgia Health Sciences University, Ripken Baseball, Jacoby Development and a host of leaders met about the future of the former Golf Hall of Fame site and other potential developments.
By Tom Corwin, Susan McCord and Billy Byler | Friday, March 23, 2012

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