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Kokomo plans baseball stadium in flood-prone area

Associated Press
May 12, 2014
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A flood-prone neighborhood near downtown Kokomo will become the site of a new $9 million baseball stadium under plans announced by city officials.

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight said Monday he hoped the project would spur community pride while making use of an area that was hit by April 2013 flooding that damaged more than 300 homes around the central Indiana city.

The Kokomo Tribune reported plans include also spending $2.5 million on flood-prevention measures along Wildcat Creek.

Plans call for the stadium to have about 2,300 seats and 1,500 spots for lawn seating.

Goodnight said the stadium is primarily meant for use by high school and youth league teams. It is also designed to hold a regulation sized soccer field and could be used for concerts and other events.

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  • Great Stuff
    No one needs to travel to Kokomo for baseball either but I would love to travel from Indianapolis to Kokomo to enjoy their new stadium sometime. A multi-use facility is such a great investment.
  • good for them
    can't wait to see the carmel baseball moms
  • basaball
    The location gives a new meaning to a rain out.
  • Tax money all
    Lee, you are wrong. Hamilton county would not support a baseball team, BUT the taxpayers might. The old Roman plan of "Bread and Circuses" is evident here....Oh yes, Rome fell.
  • good for them
    Great news, I hope Bloomington, Terre Haute, Anderson, and other cities follow suit. No one needs to travel to Indianapolis for baseball. Perhaps a baseball stadium will be built in Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, Geist. The interest is there an no need to travel to see a good baseball game. Hamilton County could support a AA or A team by itself.

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