Jackson undertakes study on downtown baseball park

December 4, 2014 in News

Mayor Tony Yarber

Mayor Tony Yarber

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The city of Jackson is undertaking a study to determine whether to build a downtown baseball park.

Officials say the stadium would have around 4,000 seats It would be an arena for youth, high school and college teams to play, as well as a multi-use venue for concerts and other community events.

The city is paying Tim Bennett, president of Overtime Sports LLC, $25,000 a month for a study expected to take four months.

Bennett’s company developed Trustmark Park in Pearl and is working on MGM Park, a baseball stadium in Biloxi. Both are minor league baseball parks.

Mayor Tony Yarber says the study will look at many factors involving the potential stadium, including economic development, engineering and architectural factors, and public interest.