The city of Madison is one step closer to bringing a minor league ballpark to this area, but some who live in Madison are not willing to play ball and are teaming up to try and stop it from happening.
Homeowners in a nearby development have signed a petition against building the stadium that close to residential properties, but are striking out with city officials when they’ve voiced their concerns about noise, stadium lights, traffic and flooding.
“When talking to our city officials, we do not get a good sense that our concerns are being addressed. We feel that we’re being heard and it’s just been voted on anyway. Usually by the time we get any information there’s a foregone conclusion,” homeowner Matt Blackmon said.
Blackmon said trying to sell a property in the neighborhood is difficult and many of his neighbors have resorted to renting their property.
WAAY 31 reached out to city leaders, but have not heard back yet.
The 2nd and final public hearing is set for November 27th.