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Could Thursday's Sand Gnats' Game be the Last "Opening Day" in Savannah?

"Key decisions will be made on both fronts in the next month or so."  That's what Savannah Sand Gnats owner Jason Freier told WSAV-TV via phone Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Freier is hoping to keep the Sand Gnats in Savannah, but wants a new ballpark for the team to play in... and he wants it in the near future.  "As long as the City puts forth a good faith effort to proceed with the study, we would be willing to extend (the current lease at Grayson Stadium) to allow for that work to be done," says Freier.

Seven bids have been submitted to the City of Savannah as part of the RFP (Request for Proposal).  The City is now sorting through the bids to determine which one (if any) is appropriate and cost efficient to move forward with a feasibility study and location study, etc. for a new ballpark in Savannah.

This coming Tuesday evening in Columbia, South Carolina, City Council meets to confirm their vote for an Approved Stadium License Agreement which was originally voted on March 4th.  If the confirmation vote passes, all systems are a "go" to build a new stadium in Columbia.

Freier reiterated that he would like to keep the Sand Gnats in Savannah and purchase a different club to relocate to Columbia... but needs to know if Savannah is moving forward with the process of a new stadium to replace Grayson Stadium.

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