Redevelopment of the Capital City Stadium site could begin later this year, with Columbia, SC officials anticipating a mixed-use project that includes apartments and other features.
Capital City Stadium is a former affiliated Minor League Baseball and summer-collegiate ballpark with a unique history. The former home of the Columbia Mets/Capital City Bombers (Low A; Sally League) and Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), Capital City Stadium was originally built by Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss in 1927. It went on to host numerous teams over its decades of use, with the last affiliated minor league franchise to play there being the Mets/Bombers, who called the ballpark home from 1983-2004 before relocating to Greenville, SC. They were followed by the Blowfish from 2006-2014.
Various redevelopment proposals for the site have been pitched over the years, and a current plan appears poised to move forward. According to Columbia City councilman Will Brennan, the mixed-use project could include apartments, along with retail space and an outdoor plaza. More from WLTX.com:
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