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Sugar Land moves forward on getting a baseball team

They couldn’t get the Dynamo, but the city of Sugar Land is making progress on landing a baseball team.

The city council of Sugar Land agreed this week to work with a company that specializes in getting cities to build minor-league baseball parks and get teams to go in them.

The city approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Opening Day Partners that will provide an exclusive window for the two sides to forge a plan to build a stadium and see what level of minor-league team should be in it.

Sugar Land has already designated an entertainment district near Highway 59 (approved by voters in a special election) to hold the stadium, and the hope is to have it ready for the 2012 season, with public and private financing.

“This is a project that combines more than a decade of citizen surveys, parks master plans, City Comprehensive Plans and Economic Development plans with the efforts of a citizen task force,” Mayor James Thompson told Fort Bend Now. “We are looking forward to the possibility of working with Opening Day Partners to make our vision a reality.”

Cool. They’ve been working on this for at least two years now. Still a ways to go, but it is progress. I’d catch a game there when and if they succeed. Bob, Juanita, and Banjo have more.

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