Updates on the "New" Ocala Yankees

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

Updates on the "New" Ocala Yankees

 

Yankees coming to OcalaThe city of Ocala recently revealed the proposed location for the Yankee stadium.  Behind Market Street of Heath Brook, raises some interesting questions.

"Market Street at Heath Brook, a shopping mall that has recently gone through a foreclosure, bankruptcy and auction, is in the area being proposed for the stadium. Mondell said the city believes Market Street will do well in the future and it and other area businesses could benefit from having the stadium."

 

This has raised some local concern already about SR200 in the area, already one of the most congested highways in Marion County.

 

 

Proposed Yankees complex might include commercial development

 But nevertheless, the City seems to be pushing forward:

City sends tax for baseball stadium to county

Another interesting twist on why the Yankees may be coming to Ocala:

 

"Ownership, of course, is the Steinbrenner family, which owns the Yankees and have long-held ties to Ocala through their hotel business and the Kinsman Farm they own in Marion County."

 

"New" Ocala YankeesNow Yankee officials seem to be pushing more publicly to the City and County to proceed.

Yankees official: “Brand” would be stimulus

But will this be a first for Ocala?  Is baseball new to Marion County??

 

Not quite!

 

Ocala's long flirtation with baseball

describes Ocala mayor J.J. Gerig or "Mr. Baseball" who was instrumental in Ocala' fist sports complex completed in the late 1930s through the WPA (Works Projects Administration).

 Although, obviously not successful then at attracting a major league team, let's hope this time it works out for Ocala!

 

Posted by

Let The Bob Miller Team know who you know that is thinking of buying, selling, or investing in real estate that we can contact today.

Search on iPhone, iPad, Android - click here

KW1C8J9V
Enter the following URL (http://app.kw.com/KW1C8J9V)
Or scan the above QR code using your mobile address.

When prompted enter our unique agent code : KW1C8J9V 

Keller Williams is #1

 

 

 

   Join Active Rain

ActiveRain Logo

  Follow us on Facebook The Ruiz/Miller Team on HGTV     The Ruiz/Miller Team on You Tube The Ruiz/Miller Team on LinkedIn The Ruiz/Miller Team on Google+

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Just for Fun
Location:
Florida Marion County Ocala
Groups:
Realtors®
Florida Rain Makers
Keller Williams Active Rain Bloggers
Addicted to Active Rain
Marion County Florida
Tags:
ocala
yankees
steinbrenner

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
41,345
Matt Gregory
Gregory Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Broker Associate - CDPE, ABRM

Very interesting!

The Yankee's have been playing spring ball in Tampa and I know our local favorite, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been in Vero Beach for many years. If the Yankee's move to your the new location in Ocala, that would certainly stimulate the local business and I would think it would create a plenty of real estate sales opportunity.

Thanks for the post on this!

Matt Gregory


 

Nov 22, 2013 01:38 AM #1
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
837,532

Bob Miller

The Ocala Dream Team
How can the Bob Miller Team Solve Your Real Estate Needs?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information