Still, ignoring the devilish details for a moment, it is fun to imagine a brand spanking new ballpark in or near (I’d say near) downtown. The pictures of stadiums from other comparably sized cities make it all the more enticing.
My biggest problem with any such undertaking is that I fear if it is built they won’t come. Springfield has a horrible track record for supporting baseball. And we’ve been given every opportunity to prove ourselves worthy but have failed miserably. Can it all, or mostly, be blamed on Lamphier Park? I’m not so sure.
Lamphier Park, Just OK
However, Micah is right, a nice facility would be a draw in and of itself. At least at first. In the end though, it would be about supporting the local team and I have to wonder if this city is up for that.