Report: Muncie Studying Possibility of Ballpark

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The city of Muncie is looking into the possibility of transforming a property that used to house a Chevrolet factory into a baseball stadium. The Star Press reports the city has paid close to $20,000 to the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership to cover costs of two studies related to a possible ballpark. The city would not comment on the potential of bringing baseball to Delaware County and the MDDP would only say it has been approached by a third party about "a potential economic development project for the downtown area."

A spokeswoman for the city added she wasn't familiar with the study, instead, referring the publication to the MDDP. Executive Director Vicki Veach told The Star Press she hasn't talked with Mayor Dennis Tyler about a 2011 interview in which Tyler said building a baseball facility would be his "out of the blue" wish for the parcel. Veach added the MDDP won't release results of the study because it doesn't want to "jeopardize a successful outcome" with an unnamed, third-party prospective developer.

The former Chevy plant property has gone unused since early 2008.

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