COLUMBIA (WACH) â??Shanahan and Company Sports Management LLC, parent company of the Blowfish, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission to market and manage a new baseball stadium in Lexington County.
The Blowfish baseball franchise has signed a stadium lease to play their future home games at the new ballpark in Lexington County at the conclusion of the 2014 Coastal Plain League.
The new stadium will include an expanded concourse, bowl seating for a more intimate view, Wrigley Field style box seats, a right field berm, leftfield lawn and an enclosed air conditioned hospitality club. The stadium will be available for other uses including, collegiate and high school baseball championships, baseball camps, tournaments, concerts and other local events.
â??Lexington County Baseball Stadiumâ?? will be located off of Highway 1, at the site of the old Lexington High School football field on Ball Park Road across the street from the Lexington Dixie Youth Sports Complex.
â??This is a significant day in the history of baseball in the Midlands,â?? said Blowfish Owner, Bill Shanahan. â??We are grateful to Lexington County, who have been tirelessly working with us to bring these plans to fruition. The community of Lexington County is beautiful, itâ??s growing and itâ??s a baseball hotbed. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it.â??
The estimated cost of the stadium is $3 Million, which is a part of a $23 million bond for improvements in sports facilities across Lexington County. The design for the new stadium was created by Quackenbush Architects and Planners.
Construction on the new stadium is scheduled to start this fall, and is expected to be completed before the 2015 season. The last regular season home game at Capital City Stadum is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 7:05pm. For ticket information please visit www.blowfishbaseball.com.