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RE: Mobile city councilwoman has plans for new USA stadium
I guess if the BayBears are headed to North Alabama in 2020, any high school games can be moved to Hank Aaron Stadium. Once the on-campus stadium is built then Ladd Peebles could come down.

If the BayBears stay, or are replaced, there should still be some available dates for high school football even in scenarios where USA would have 8 home games (7 plus CCG), as that still leaves at least six weeks during the college football season at USA’s stadium. Minor league baseball has to finish by September 15, so the only issue with Hank Aaron would be the first 3-4 weeks of the high school season.
02-04-2018 10:15 AM
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RE: Mobile city councilwoman has plans for new USA stadium
(02-04-2018 10:15 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  I guess if the BayBears are headed to North Alabama in 2020, any high school games can be moved to Hank Aaron Stadium. Once the on-campus stadium is built then Ladd Peebles could come down.

If the BayBears stay, or are replaced, there should still be some available dates for high school football even in scenarios where USA would have 8 home games (7 plus CCG), as that still leaves at least six weeks during the college football season at USA’s stadium. Minor league baseball has to finish by September 15, so the only issue with Hank Aaron would be the first 3-4 weeks of the high school season.

The City should not be paying for high school football stadiums. Or to convert a minor league baseball stadium to football. That is the job of the school system. Basically, the City wants the School system to take either Hank Aaron or Ladd Stadium off the city's hands.

Years ago, there were 6 teams using Ladd Stadium for home football games. They made it work. Now there are only 3. They can easily be accommodated at other existing high school stadiums. If those schools' backers want to not be a tenant at another high school, they can put together a deal to take over Ladd or the Hank...And lets not kid ourselves...the City would sell both those facilities for 1 dollar to the School Board if USA had a football stadium available for the DG Bowl and the Senior Bowl.

Quite frankly, I see no need for a minor league baseball team in Mobile. If a suburb wants to spend 50-100 million bucks in a giveaway to a private business, they're welcome to do so.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2018 11:03 AM by Tom in Lazybrook.)
02-04-2018 11:01 AM
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