Mayor speaks on baseball, bait shop and infrastructure

The new baseball stadium planned for downtown Biloxi is going to be about more than baseball, Mayor A.J. Holloway told a Biloxi Chamber audience this morning as he discussed the potential impact of the venture and updated a couple other city projects.

“People talk about baseball, but that’s only part of the story. We need to remember that professional baseball is only 70 games a year. I think we’re going to be seeing a lineup of concerts and festivals, and other community events at this new venue. And we’ll see new businesses downtown.

“And now, the challenge is to get it built.”

Holloway also told the audience that the new million-dollar bait shop and fuel dock at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor should be opening by summertime, and the city expects to award a $120 million infrastructure project — the largest in the history of the city — in March. It would cover the area north of the CSX railway from Point Cadet to I-110.

Text: To read the text of the mayor’s 10-minute address, click here.

Photos: To see more than two dozen photos from this morning’s gathering,
click here.