Posted by Colby Rogers
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It may take a few extra innings to bring professional baseball back to Richmond.
Brian Bostic, the Chairman of the Richmond Baseball Club, spoke for a half-hour with the Kiwanis Club in Richmond about bringing baseball to Shockoe Bottom.
Bostic answered questions and spoke about the advantages of bringing baseball back to the city. He cited cities such as Memphis, Louisville, and Toledo that have had success with building ballparks downtown, saying that that fans spent money not only at the ballpark, but at surrounding restaurants and other businesses.
Bostic also spoke about the growing trend of locating minor-league baseball teams near their major-league counterparts. Some have speculated that Richmond could become the home city for a Washington Nationals minor league franchise.
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and the City Council will ultimately decide whether professional baseball will return to Richmond.