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Holly Springs to host Coastal Plain League baseball team

Posted June 25, 2013
Updated June 26, 2013

— Holly Springs leaders announced Tuesday that they have landed a Coastal Plain League baseball team and will build an all-sports stadium to host it.

The Coastal Plain League, made up of college-level talent playing a summer schedule in the Carolinas and Virginia, is headquartered in Holly Springs, and the new team will be added to the current 14-team roster. A name and mascot has yet to be determined. 

Holly Springs to host Coastal Plain League baseball team Holly Springs town leaders reveal multi-sports complex plans

Current NFL and former North Carolina State University quarterback Russell Wilson is the most recent famous CPL alum to come out of the Triangle.

Justin Sellers, commissioner of the CPL, said the proximity will help develop local college teams and players. The CPL expects to begin play in Holly Springs in 2015.  Holly Springs to host Coastal Plain League baseball team Plans for Holly Springs multi-purpose sports complex

Mayor Dick Sears told invited guests and the media Tuesday that he expects the stadium development to create jobs and bring $5 to 6 million per year.

In addition to a 2,000-seat baseball diamond, the North Main Athletic Complex will include tennis courts and fields for football, soccer and lacrosse, Sears said.  

"We're trying to create a very unique and special town, and we believe the sports venue will add to that," he said.

Sellers was on hand for the announcement and shared his enthusiasm. 

"This has been a project we have been trying to do for two years," Sellers said. "The Holly Springs market will fit perfectly into our geographic footprint."

He predicted summer camps and youth leagues would use the fields throughout the year.

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  • charlenedwitt Jun 26, 11:51 a.m.

    Seriously do we really need this ? Mayor Dick is going overboard, we don't need more stuff!... View More

    — Posted by ldestefano63

    The athletic field is located on the other side of town...on land between North Main Street and 55 by-pass before you get to Arbor Creek subdivision.

    As for roads, complain to the North Carolina Department of Transportation since Holly Springs has no responsibility for roads such as Avent Ferry. Grants are the only way that the town can do things to alleviate traffic.

  • Hscitizen Jun 25, 7:59 p.m.

    A great addition to the town! This will keep entertainment money in town! Good job Holly Springs

  • HS Gal Jun 25, 7:25 p.m.

    Some of you people need to stop whining. Everything ain't about you!!!

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    I don't know if all of Holly Springs communities are like mine but in BV it's me, me, me, me, me and enough about me, lets talk about me. I've never seen so many idealists in one place before. Some people need to just move out into the country. Way into the country...like Canada-ish. These are the same people here complaining about the widening of a road in Holly Springs, which the town has no control over. They have no idea how anything works outside of their idealist world (i.e. "the real world").

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jun 25, 7:15 p.m.

    Couldnt agree more. Rather there be a baseball league than softball!

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Absolutely!

  • Toddler10-21 Jun 25, 7:10 p.m.

    Couldnt agree more. Rather there be a baseball league than softball!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jun 25, 7:04 p.m.

    Some of you people need to stop whining. Everything ain't about you!!!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jun 25, 7:00 p.m.

    Geez, some people will complain about anything!! This is great for the area, and just adds more... View More

    — Posted by DawgDue

    You da man....+1

  • archmaker Jun 25, 6:35 p.m.

    Tray Cee - the active landfill is across the street from 55 - yes, but this land was indeed part of the county land and was until recently part of the landfill parcel. the town bought the land from the county and it sounds like the county has plans for a school on the portion north of the park that they kept.

  • sandfin Jun 25, 4:13 p.m.

    It doesn't matter what residents think or say...the Town will do whatever it pleases and this little ballpark will just be another feather in King Len Bradley's cap.

  • Tray Cee Jun 25, 4:12 p.m.

    Archmaker - I don't believe that this is the same land you are thinking of. The land for the landfill was on the other side of 55 and is currently the site of a landfill. This tract of land is between Main and 55.

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