Omaha Public Radio News
Wed May 27, 2009
No decision yet on Sarpy ballpark site
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Papillion, NE – Sarpy County Commissioners are still mulling over the recommended site for a new Omaha Royals ballpark.
Commissioners received a recommendation Tuesday during closed session. Sites in Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista are in the running for the new stadium. Kermit Brashear, who is handling the negotiations for Sarpy County, says Board members didn't make a decision on the site.
Brashear says the presentation included documentation supporting the chosen site, traffic studies, and a list of funding sources. He says the Sarpy ballpark can move forward without the Legislature's approval of a bill that would have provided funding mechanisms for the new stadium.
Sarpy Commissioners could meet again Friday to continue discussions about the recommended site.