Quantcast

Owner of Joplin "Blasters" baseball team says renovations at sta - KOAM TV 7

Owner of Joplin "Blasters" baseball team says renovations at stadium will continue despite developer leaving

Updated:
The owner of Joplin's new baseball team, the Blasters, says renovations at Joe Becker Stadium will go on as planned despite a developer pulling out of the project.

The baseball team's owner says he and the stadium's re-developer, Michael Wray, mutually decided that it was best Wray no longer be involved in the project.  The team's owner, Shawn Suarez, says he's soliciting new developers and hopes to make a presentation to the city council soon.

Suarez says having Wray involved in the project didn't make sense.

"One example would be hard to give.  It's a business thing, so it's something...it's a business thing that didn't work out for both sides.  We are focused on revitalizing Joe Becker.  And that's where we're at," says Suarez.

"Specifically, I mean, it was just stuff that did not make sense, that didn't make sense for both parties, is what I'm saying.  There were leases and things like that that didn't make sense for both parties and that's why we decided to part ways mutually," says Suarez.

Suarez says he still wants the team to start playing at Joe Becker in May of 2015.  The former stadium developer had a budget of $4 million that was set forth by the city, and Suarez wants to keep that budget.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1

    Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:45:01 GMT
    Statement from Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1 St. Louis, MO - On August 5th Missourians will be asked to make an important decision about the future of Missouri’s companion animals. The Humane Society of Missouri urges all voters who care about the welfare of defenseless animals to vote “no” on Amendment 1. Deceptively named “Right to Farm,” if passed, this unnecessary amendment to Missouri’s constitution will open the door to those who want to dismantle hard-won animal ...More >>
    Statement from Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1 St. Louis, MO - On August 5th Missourians will be asked to make an important decision about the future of Missouri’s companion animals. The Humane Society of Missouri urges all voters who care about the welfare of defenseless animals to vote “no” on Amendment 1. Deceptively named “Right to Farm,” if passed, this unnecessary amendment to Missouri’s constitution will open the door to those who want to dismantle hard-won animal ...More >>
  • Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:42:18 GMT
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
  • CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:38:27 GMT
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.