Progress was made
late Tuesday afternoon at a public meeting held by Columbia City Council about
the proposal to building a new baseball stadium to lure the Sand Gnats or
another minor league franchise to town.
The City Council
voted Tuesday to move forward with the process of seeing if a
stadium would be financially feasible for the city.
came after public opinion lined up against the idea to a $35 million stadium.
Three of the first
four speakers at Tuesday's meeting were opposed to the idea. Last week, a vote
taken at another public was 40-5 against
building a stadium.
Momentum seemed to be
building against the proposal heading into Tuesday's meeting.
But the City Council decided the only way to determine if the stadium was a good idea was to study it more, which they will now do - moving forward with a plan that could lure the Sand Gnats away from Savannah - if this city chooses not to build a stadium to keep the team.
meeting started at noon. Te stadium issue was the first item on the agenda and five and a half hours later, Columbia City Council decides to keep the stadium
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