HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Southern League announced the approval of the sale of the Huntsville Stars baseball team.
Current owner Miles Prentice plans to sell the team to a group led by Ken Young. The team will relocate to Biloxi, Mississippi.
This sale must still be approved by Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball. If approved, the team will leave Huntsville following the 2014 season.
Huntsville city leaders have called efforts to work with the current owner "difficult". According to the Mayor's office, Prentice did not attend a single game in Huntsville last season.
City councilman Bill Kling echoed that statement, adding, "He wasn't really interested in promoting the team."
"Leaving Huntsville at the end of the 2014 season will be bittersweet for our league due to our long association with former Stars' owner and beloved former Southern League President, Don Mincher. But, as sad as we are to be leaving the Huntsville market, we are also excited as we look forward to opening a new ballpark in Biloxi and bringing professional baseball to that community," League President Lori Webb stated.
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