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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Minor League Baseball Coming to Phoenixville?

Was reading through Councilman Senley's blog post about this month's borough council meeting, and saw this nugget in the 'Council Participation' section:

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"...direction to the CDC on inquiring on the possibilities of a minor league baseball team in Phoenixville"
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This is the first I am hearing of such a proposal and I am curious if anyone out there has any more information. I have read that West Chester is seriously considering building a minor league baseball stadium, is this just a matter of Phoenixville trying to keep up with the Joneses?

Personally, I think its a pretty interesting idea. As a father of a young boy, it would be fun to have something so close to be able to take him to. But with the current state of borough finances, is it at all viable?


Editors Note: Turns out if I had read the entire West Chester article I would have seen a line from West Chester mayor Dick Yoder in which he says the following:
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"I see this as the Chester County stadium project," he said. "We could be looking at sites in West Chester, Phoenixville, Downingtown, who knows? We'll explore all site possibilities."
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Apparently this is what prompted the topic to be discussed at this week's meeting.

9 comments:

Mike2131 said...

Is he serious? No way is Phoenixville large enough to lure a minor league team - not even Single A or an indepedent league team. Of course it would be great for so many reasons (something to do, commercial growth, tourism, etc), but I can never see that happening. West Chester, maybe. But that's a stretch in itself. What land in Phoenixville can provide enough room for a stadium and parking, and have access to major roads? This is an awesome idea. Reading really embraces the R-Phils and are wildly popular. But I just can't see Phoenixville becoming a home for a minor league team.

Anonymous said...

Help us, Mike Piazza!

Anonymous said...

I remember years ago Jack Jeffers writing an article about Karen Johns working with a semi-pro baseball league and building a field to host a team. I think it was on that Black Rock parcel off 113. Could this really be coming to town?

Anonymous said...

That could be a good location with several major roads connecting there. Plus that area is developing nicely with the Philadelphia Outlets up the road a bit and the new town center across from the big pharma companies. But I agree with Mike..... i can't see it coming through.

Anonymous said...

It's a politician's pipe dream!

sdarwkcabssa said...

what about the PPG property?

Anonymous said...

It's great that Councilman Handwerk found the article, reported it, and wants it looked into. If a baseball team were to happen, it would be huge for Phoenixville.

Anonymous said...

DO not let any council member near a project like this they'll only screw it up.

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