There’s New Hope For Fair Grounds Field!
I pass the old ballpark every day coming and going to work but unfortunately, it closed back in 2011 before I move to the area. However, that might soon change with a new group pushing to bring back life back to Shreveport! It started as a Facebook page and turned into a movement with plans to approach the city to get them behind their push.
With the Casinos moving to town Shreveport has seen a lot more tourists and for those driving in from Texas, a rundown stadium is one of the first things they see. The man behind the movement is Shayne Sharkey who wants to turn the stadium into a multi-use stadium for kids to play sports. The plan is to pay for the restoration with private and grant money which is a plan they could spread to other areas around town.
Currently, there's a petition to help get the city behind the changes which you can sign HERE!