Council considers Hall of Fame in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/22/10

Coming up on Wednesday's Daybreak Today: Council considers Hall of Fame in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tomorrow morning on KCBD NewsChannel 11's Daybreak Today we'll tell you about a major milestone in the construction of the College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock.

We'll also tell you where it could be built and why construction is on a timeline if organizers want to receive the land for free. The City Council has this issue on their agenda and we will explain what all this means.

Contract Resolution – City Council: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Commitment Agreement concerning a request for land by The College Baseball Foundation for the purpose of constructing The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Museum.

Item Summary

The Commitment Agreement provides the commitment to transfer land to The College Baseball Foundation (CBF) for the construction and operation of CBF's National College Hall of Fame Museum, if certain conditions are met. The CBF is in its seventh year of partnering with the Lubbock community during the Fourth of July celebration. During the celebration, the CBF hosts a major baseball tournament that brings many people to the City.

The CBF desires to locate a permanent facility and home of The National College Baseball Hall of Fame Museum on City-owned land in the Arts District, directly across from the Civic Center. The facility will be visible from the Marsha Sharp Freeway and visible to Civic Center visitors. The CBF will be responsible for improvements on the property as well as the operation and maintenance of the facility. Display of inductees' histories, baseball memorabilia, and educational interactive materials in the Museum promote the public purposes of recreational and educational opportunities for the citizens of Lubbock, the promotion of tourism industry in the City, and furthering the Economic Development and Recreation, Parks, Entertainment and Cultural Affairs goals as established in "Goals for Lubbock—A Vision Into the 21st Century."

The CBF is requesting that the City commit to providing the land under agreed upon conditions. The City commits to hold the requested land until December 31, 2015, and will transfer the property to the CBF upon all conditions being met.

The Commitment Agreement will be provided at the dais.

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact to the City as this project will be privately funded. There are over $2 million in commitments that were pledged by interested individuals and organizations for this facility as of June 15, 2010.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will also talk about how the Hall of Fame will benefit plans to revitalize downtown Lubbock. That's Wednesday morning on Daybreak starting at 5:00 a.m.

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