COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - Renderings of what the new Blowfish Stadium will look like will be revealed today at noon.
After three seasons of what were thought to be the final seasons of Blowfish baseball at Capital City Stadium, the team is moving to Lexington County at the conclusion of the 2014 Coastal Plain League season.
"This is a significant day in the history of baseball in the Midlands," said Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan. "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, it's growing and it's a baseball hotbed. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it."
The new Lexington County Baseball Stadium 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.
The estimated cost of the stadium is $3 million, which is part of a $23 million bond for improvements in Lexington County sports facilities. The new ballpark will seat 3,000 spectators and is being described as having "Wrigley Field style box seats."
The complex will also be available for collegiate and high school baseball championships, baseball camps, tournaments, concerts and other local events.
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 Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 7:05 pm.