Skip to main content

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:

---
"...direction to the CDC on inquiring on the possibilities of a minor league baseball team in Phoenixville"
---


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:
---
"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."
---

Apparently this is what prompted the topic to be discussed at this week's meeting.

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.
Anonymous said…
Could you do a better job? NOOOOOOOOOOOO , YA JUST LIKE TO MOAN

Popular posts from this blog

Registration Open for 2nd Annual Girls Basketball Camp

2018 marks the second year for the Phoenixville Girls Basketball Camps. Head Coach AJ Thompson, the girls basketball staff, and current members of the PAHS girls basketball team will work with campers to develop solid fundamental basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and most importantly have fun. The campers will participate in skill competitions, 3 vs. 3 or 5 vs. 5 games, guest speakers, & skill stations. Camp will be conducted to ensure your camper is learning and having fun in a safe structured atmosphere.

The camp offers two sessions. The first session, for students entering grades 3-6 and is for learning and having fun. The afternoon session is for students entering grades 7-9 and is geared towards players looking for a serious 2hr/day workout with high school staff and players.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.oasyssports.com/PhoenixvilleSummer/content/athletic-camps/athletics_girls-basketball-camp.

Rhythm at Reeves Featuring Patrice & The Show Coming to Reeves Park on August 25th

Celebrate the last Saturday of the Summer with Patrice & The Show at the Reeves Park Bandshell! Led by front woman Patrice Hawthorne of Peaches and Herb fame, this ten-piece band with its multi-talented musicians and vocalists has more than 70 years of combined experience! In addition to the live music, the event will also feature food trucks and family friendly activities.

For more information, please visit Phoenixville First or the Facebook Event page.

Local Baker Wins on Netflix Sugar Rush

Peri Anderson, owner of Brooklyn Girl Bakery, was part of a team that won the most recent episode of Sugar Rush on Netflix. I reached out to Peri to learn a little more about her bakery:
I started out taking a recreational cake decorating class with my mom when I was still living in NY. I loved it and moved to PA to be with my boyfriend (now husband), where I began interning for a bakery in Chestnut Hill. Over the course of 7 years I worked my way up from intern to pastry chef until I decided to leave in 2012. I do all of my baking in our home kitchen which is licensed and insured by the Dept. of Agriculture. Initially, I wanted to focus on wedding cakes so I immediately started contacting wedding venues in the area to see if they would include me a wedding cake vendor in their packages. I currently work with over 10 venues and several caterers in the area. While wedding cakes are my main focus, I also make cakes and cookie favors for all occasions. While I don’t have a retail locatio…