WARNER ROBINS -- A Warner Robins group will ask the Middle Georgia Regional Commission for a business plan to bring a minor league baseball team to the city, said Mayor Chuck Shaheen.
Shaheen said he lent the group the city conference room Wednesday to talk about the prospect of bringing a team to Warner Robins after receiving positive feedback on the topic. They asked him to solicit a plan from the commission.
The plan would give a better overview of the viability of a team and its cost, Shaheen said.
He said Frank Burke, co-owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts, joined the groups discussion via conference call and gave some insight into what would need to be done to bring a team to Warner Robins.
The mayor said this is not a city project but one driven by residents. Theyre reviewing funding options that range from a private investor to a special purpose local option sales tax, but nothing is set in stone, he said.
Were at least moving in the right direction as far as a business plan, Shaheen said.
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