In much the same way that North Little Rock was able to lure the Arkansas Travelers from their longtime home in Little Rock with a new riverfront park, the city of North Augusta appears set to do the same thing with the Augusta GreenJackets.
North Augusta is close to completing plans on an ambitious riverfront development called Project Jackson. It will include office space, conference center, restaurants, apartments, senior center and at its heart, a new ballpark for the South Atlantic League GreenJackets. The City plans to invest about $61 million in the project in hopes that private investment will top $170 million.
City officials estimate that once construction begins, it will take 14 months to complete. They optimistically stated that baseball could be played in the new stadium by the 4th of July in 2017.