Macomb County Real Estate News
Baseball is coming to Utica, MI! A little less than a year ago, news spread that General Sports and Entertainment in Rochester, along with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced a semipro independent baseball team was headed for Utica, MI, and the project is nearly ready to begin.
This multimillion-dollar enterprise has sparked excitement in all residents around Metro Detroit. All around Utica and the surrounding cities, locals are ready to witness the construction of the stadium that will be placed on Auburn Road and house over 2,000 fans.
Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel, explained that many officials are excited to see this new stadium become a tourist and landmark attraction across Metro Detroit. Hackel believes that renovating the land and area around where the stadium will be located is just as important as building the baseball field itself.
The city of Utica recently closed public statements from residents on July 4th, in hopes to find more unique methods of environmental sustainability and cleanup alternatives. Due to areas of contaminated dirt and soil, much work will be put into excavating the land, installing control methods for keeping the soil healthy, and barriers so the detrimental elements don’t return. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be making announcements about their activity plans in this area soon, along with the support from General Sports and Entertainment in Rochester.
The family oriented stadium will house picnic areas, party rental spaces, and suites for large groups. The hope for this new stadium is to become not only home to a semipro team, but also a year round entertainment facility. Currently, there are three teams slated to play inside the semipro arena, with hopes of growing larger within the next few years. The estimated cost for the new Utica baseball stadium is expected to be around $13 million.
Opening day is slated for Spring 2016, and creating the stadium will bring over 100 new jobs to the Metro Detroit area. Additionally, more parking around the Clinton River will be expanded and new housing and retail areas will start popping up all around the new landmark.
Currently, there are no general tax dollars anticipated to be placed towards this new arena, as it is solely privately and publicly funded. This nearly 7 acre stadium was first announced last August as the latest expansion into Metro Detroit sports, and General Sports and Entertainment in Rochester is ecstatic to start breaking ground.