Jackson's 'Field of Dreams'?
Backers of a plan to bring pro-baseball to downtown Jackson may make their pitch official this week.
The group behind the ballpark plan isn’t saying much just yet. But they do have a website.
It says the group is conducting a market study. They’re trying to gauge potential public support for the plan which would include a privately financed stadium and possibly a crowd-source funded team of players.
There are about a half dozen minor league and independent baseball teams in Michigan:
Midland - Great Lakes Loons - Midwest League
Lansing - Lugnuts - Midwest League
Grand Rapids - Whitecaps - Midwest League
Kalamazoo - Growlers - Northwoods League
Battle Creek - Bombers - Northwoods League
Traverse City - Beach Bums - Frontier League
Jackson isn’t the only Michigan city hoping to turn a baseball diamond into economic development gold.
Last month, the city of Utica announced plans to build a $10 million dollar semi-pro baseball stadium of its own.