If I had any Photoshop skills, Snappy D. Turtle would take the place of the kid in the above picture. Why?
To use a baseball metaphor, the Beloit Snappers stadium project has men on base and is looking for a way to drive in the winning run.I like the Snappers. I really do. Please get this done. I would like to write something about the construction of your new stadium at some point.
The Class A minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins has a site for a new stadium, has architectural renderings and has hired two firms to study the feasibility of building a multi-use facility.
“There’s no point in starting to get (building) permits ... if we don’t know how much (money) we can raise,” Snappers General Manager Jeff Vohs said. “This is the next step to know what we could debt service ... and what we could raise privately.”
The Snappers contracted with the Lieb Group of Mequon to study how much revenue a new stadium will generate over a five-year period. The firm has conducted similar studies for the Snappers — in 2002, before a stadium site was found, and in 2006, when a potential site at the Interstate-90/Avalon Road interchange between Beloit and Janesville had been considered. The latest study will focus on a 15-acre site in Beloit’s Gateway Business Park just east of I-90 at Gateway Boulevard and Apex Drive.
The other study, by the Abbey Group of Milwaukee, will determine how much money can be raised from private sector sources.