LUBBOCK, TX - David Nelson, the President of the South Paw Sports and Entertainment, is making his first pitch to get a Minor League Baseball team to the Hub City.
Nelson and his team began a feasibility study in August 2016.
The study will dissect the benefits of having a Minor League Baseball team in the city of Lubbock.
"A very wonderfully experienced group out of Chicago has been putting together this study since August of last year, and I anticipate that within 6 weeks we will have a completion and final draft of that feasibility study," Nelson said.
The study should show how much revenue would be brought to the city through day trips, hotel reservations and uses for the stadium that would be built.
"I estimate that I think the feasibility study will show is that $531 million dollars in new money that will be spent in Lubbock if we get a professional baseball team, and in addition to that there will be 220 new permanent jobs," Nelson said.
Nelson said the study should be completed and finalized in about 6 weeks.
He added the stadium could be ready for potential teams in 2020.
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