Clay County committee votes to recommend Big League Dreams


MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – The Clay County Commission's Economic Development committee has voted to recommend a five-field baseball pavilion in Middleburg that would cost between $19 million and $25 million.

The complex would be built by Big League Dreams, a company that builds smaller scale replicas of major league ballparks in cities around the country that are used primarily for kids baseball teams.

Developers envision $10 million in visitor spending the first year and the creation of more than 2,000 jobs within 10 years.

Critics are unconvinced the proposal is feasible.

The recommendation goes to the full county commission Aug 13.