State commits $15M in BP oil disaster funds to proposed Biloxi baseball stadium

Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday said the state would kick in $15 million in BP oil disaster money to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi.

He also announced that an ownership group he’s been working with since last year is about to buy a team to play there, although its name and pro-team affiliation will not be announced until later.

“This stadium will be a major regional asset for South Mississippi and will be an exciting new attraction for our residents and tourists of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Bryant said.

Sun Herald
5/30/13