(Savannah) – Thursday evening Savannah City Council approved funds for a Stadium Feasibility Study and Impact Analysis to determine the cost, location, and feasibility of building a new baseball park. With the project moving forward, the Sand Gnats will stay at Grayson Stadium for at least another year.
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The cost to the city will be $55,000 and is expected to take 12 weeks. Hardball Capital Management Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jason Freier is working toward the approval of a stadium to replace Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the Sand Gnats. Freier and his company, Hardball Capital, purchased the Sand Gnats in 2008. He has been working toward the approval and building of a new park for the past five years.
Grayson Stadium was built in 1926 and completely renovated in 1941. It has gone through several minor improvements since then, but Freier believes it’s time for a new stadium to capitalize on the potential of a modern, state-of-the art facility like the one that he helped the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana build. His vision is for a stadium that can house the Sand Gnats, concerts and other outdoor events.
The City received seven Request for Proposals for the feasibility study. Chosen was the bid for $55,000 by C.H. Johnson Consulting. This is the same company that completed a study for a new ballpark in Biloxi, Mississippi.