Lack of state aid makes stadium unlikey for West Chester

    Without a grant from the state, plans for a stadium on a 28-acre property in West Chester are looking more and more unlikely. Borough Council voted yesterday to have the Redevelopment Authority find alternative options for the site.

    The minor league baseball stadium proposed by Turks Head Stadium Alliance would require a $14 million state grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, but Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett has frozen that program.

    A nearly $15 million defecit is projected for the borough should the stadium be approved for the site, the Daily Local reports. Stadium representatives say they’re confident grant money will come through.

    The borough will consider other ways to use the property.

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