Biloxi City Council approves hiring W.G. Yates & Sons to build minor league baseball stadium


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BILOXI, Mississippi — Biloxi City Council President Kenny Glavan says it's time for Biloxi to be bold.

On Tuesday, the council voted to hire W.G. Yates & Sons to build a minor league baseball stadium.

The city will issue notice to proceed, and architect Leigh Jaunsen says Yates should be ready in a week.

The final contract is for $29 million.

Glavan says the city, with value engineering, already whittled the cost from $41 million to the $36 million budget it has for the stadium. The state had contributed $15 million and the city approved a $21 million bond.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rrTIqO ) the contract does not include money to build a pedestrian walkway over U.S. Highway 90. Officials say the state transportation department will contribute some or all of that cost.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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