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Mississippi Baseball Club, LLC agrees to extend lease

May 2, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Jackson Senators News Release

Jackson, MS; May 2, 2005 – The Jackson Senators of the Central Baseball League (CBL) announced today that Mississippi Baseball Club, LLC (MBC), the local ownership group of the Senators, has reached an agreement in principal with the City of Jackson to continue to manage Smith-Wills Stadium through 2009. The final phase to seal the agreement will be approval by the Jackson City Council.

“We look forward to managing Smith-Wills Stadium into the future,” said Craig Brasfield, Vice President & General Manager of the Senators. “With our ownership ties to the community and our desire to book as many events as possible, we feel that Smith-Wills Stadium will be the most attended outdoor facility in the region.”

The City of Jackson recently completed over $1,000,000.00 in renovations to Smith-Wills Stadium including a new synthetic playing surface, covered picnic deck, upgrades to the field lighting and various other general improvements. With these improvements, Smith-Wills Stadium is fast becoming a multi-purpose facility that can not only host professional, college and high school baseball, but also softball, football, soccer, concerts and other events.

Ramie Ford, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Jackson, said, “With these improvements we intend to keep Smith-Wills Stadium a vibrant, community-based entertainment venue and there will be many activities for all to enjoy. Mississippi Baseball Club, LLC has proven that they can manage the facility successfully and we are very happy to partner with MBC into the future.”

The Jackson Senators are part of the Central Baseball League, an independent league of eight professional baseball teams located throughout four southern states. The league is preparing for its twelfth season this summer with teams located in Edinburg, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Robstown, and San Angelo, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; and Jackson, Mississippi. The CBL will play a 94-game schedule between May and August 2005.

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