Lilburn to spend $1.3M on land for sports park

11:40 AM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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LILBURN, Ga. -- The Lilburn City Council will spent $1.31 million to buy 38 acres within the city for use as a Big League Dreams baseball sports complex, a project two years in the making, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post.

The city plans to demolish the old Jackson Creek Water and Sewerage Authority property at Indian Trail Road near Lawrenceville Highway for the baseball fields.

Mayor Johnny Crist said the city's Downtown Development Authority will sell the property to the complex developer, but if it doesn't work out, the city will get the land back.

Big League Dreams is a developer and operator of recreational sports facilities.

In addition to building sports parks, the company is known for building scaled-down replicas of famous ballparks such as Boston's Fenway Park, New York's Yankee Stadium and Chicago's Wrigley Field, according to the company's websites. All are designed to accommodate youth baseball, youth fast pitch softball, and adult slow pitch softball, the site says.

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