The city of Madison and BallCorps have announced the official groundbreaking for the new Minor League Baseball stadium and multiuse venue.
The public is invited to the event on June 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the stadium site off Zeirdt Road. Among the free food and festivities will be a "Name the Team" contest. All attendees will leave with a commemorative baseball
"The community celebration will signify the beginning of construction for the state-of-the-art facility slated to open late 2019 in time for the 2020 baseball season," BallCorps stated in a news release.
“Minor League Baseball belongs back in North Alabama, and we are thrilled to be a part of its return to the region,” said BallCorps managing partner and CEO, Ralph Nelson. “We are excited to reveal more details about the team, its total integration into the community, and to celebrate the start of construction."
"Breaking ground on this project is momentous, and we appreciate the work that has lead us to this point. Celebrating with our community while enjoying free ballpark food like hot dogs, pop corn and cotton candy is a fantastic way to rally together to start the process," said Madison Mayor Paul Finley.
The team is slated to play in Madison in 2020.
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