MADISON, Ala. – There may be movement on the prospect of Madison becoming the home of a minor league baseball team. It looks like the city is making way for a multi-use stadium.
It’s contained in the fine print of a Madison Planning Commission meeting set for Thursday night. The item is part of proposed rezoning of the large Town Madison development off Zierdt Road and I-565. The proposal includes the following:
“The most significant new use is a multipurpose venue, which is defined as accommodating a minimum of approximately 3,000 people at one time.”
Madison Mayor Paul Finley said recently Madison needs a multi-use facility that could accommodate stadium style events, as well as a community gathering space.
A baseball ownership group seeking to buy the Mobile BayBears has previously expressed interest in the Town Madison site.
The planning meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday.