An agreement has been reached to move a minor league baseball team from the Alabama Gulf Coast to the Tennessee Valley.
BallCorps LLC announced that a lease, license and management agreement has been signed for the Mobile BayBears to move to Madison, Alabama. The team will continue to play at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile through the 2019 season, and will then move to a new $46 million, 7,000 seat ballpark in Madison for the 2020 season.
BallCorps LLC purchased the BayBears last year. The Southern League, Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball still need to give their permission to move the team.
Madison Mayor Paul Finley says final approval could come as early as the February 26 city council meeting.