JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – An idea to bring a minor league baseball team to the city of Jackson and build a stadium is moving forward.
Dan DuBois, who heads a 13-person organizing committee seeking to attract a Frontier League expansion team, says that he’s more optimistic about the potential for the project after the results of a survey.
The chief financial officer at RW Mercer Co. says response to the idea was mostly positive and the Jackson-area’s demographics mirror those of five or six other teams in the league.
Experience Jackson, the visitors’ bureau for Jackson County, is backing early studies on the project. The next step in the project will include looking at possible sites for the stadium. DuBois estimates the total cost of the project at $8 million to $12 million.
DuBois says “Jackson is ready for something like this.” If it’s not baseball, he says minor league hockey or another minor league sport would be good prospects for the city.