City of Madison funds study to improve pitch to get Baybears

The study will give the city more information about how they can entice the Baybears to come to Madison.

Posted: Dec 11, 2017 10:09 PM

Madison's City Council unanimously approved spending tax payer money to improve their chances of getting the Mobile Baybears to move to the city.

They are going to spend $56,980 for a market and financial analysis of a mutli-purpose venue.

That study will try to predict average attendance at games, how much people want a minor league team to move to Madison, and other possible uses for the stadium and surrounding complex.

The study will be done by February 1st, 2018 and the Mayor of Madison said it will help the city strengthen its pitch for getting the Baybears to move there.

"If we're looking to build a 45-46 million dollar facility, you want to make sure that 1. You can fund it appropriately 2. That it's the right size for what's needed. We feel really good about the opportunity. Now we just want to make sure that we tie it together with multi-use and do it in a way that everybody wins," said Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

As part of the several mix used developments happening in Madison the city is having a traffic study done.

That study will let them know how to improve the roadway infrastructure to handle the increase in traffic from those developments.

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