Jackson Generals were sent a notice to vacate The Ballpark in Jackson
No team? Well that means they can’t stay. After the Jackson Generals was one of the 40 Minor League teams dropped from Major League baseball, their time in Jackson could be cut short.
Jackson City Mayor, Scott Conger, announced that the city attorney gave the Jackson Generals a letter explaining the team has to vacate the ball park by February 15th.
According to their lease agreement without the affiliation to a Minor League baseball team the contract is no good.
“Per our lease agreement, our lease voids if there is not an affiliation, so we gave some time and let them know we wanted to move on with the process of getting the stadium filled and doing what’s best for the citizens of jackson, the city as an entity, and the people who visit here," says Conger.
The majority owner of the team, David Freeman, posted a statement on social media asking for time discuss their future in Jackson.
But conger says the city needs to make sure the stadium is not left vacant, so they are starting a nationwide search for request for proposals or RFP's.
“The criteria is going to be wide open, its just going to be for stadium usage, we have an asset and we want to make sure that we are utilizing that to the best of our ability," Conger adds.
Several entities already reached out to the city to put in a RFP for the stadium.