Scottsdale at bat again for baseball museum | City News


The city is taking another swing at bringing a baseball-themed tourist attraction to Scottsdale Stadium after a previous attempt in 2019 fell flat.

Last August, the city issued a request for proposal that sought a partner to lease city land behind the left-field wall at Scottsdale Stadium to build a baseball-themed visitor experience with an eye towards the history of the game in Arizona.

Scottsdale officials sought a partner to fully fund the construction and operation of the new facility and pay rent and portions of shared revenues back to the city.  

The city received only one response to that RFP from HOME: The Baseball Experience, senior assistant city attorney Eric Anderson said in response to a Progress public records request.

HOME: The Baseball Experience is a still developing technology-based baseball project that could incorporate items like virtual reality and focus on the role of analytics in baseball, according to Street & Smith’s Sports Business Daily.

The HOME proposal was considered non-responsive – meaning it did not meet all city requirements, Assistant City Manager Bill Murphy said.

Murphy did not elaborate on what…

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