Prospects prepare to pitch their vision of Re/Max Field future to city council

The Edmonton Prospects have unveiled the team’s vision for the future of Re/Max field ahead of its formal pitch to the city tomorrow. 

In a tweet, the team outlined an ambitious vision that includes a microbrewery, restaurants and gondola. 

The team, led by owner Patrick Cassidy, is scheduled to meet with the city on Thursday over the future of the stadium the Prospects have called home since 2016. The team says it drew an average of just over 2,100 fans per game during 2019. 

The team’s season ended last weekend and was the last year of a four-year lease which had included an option for a fifth year in 2020.

In January, the team appealed to the city to extend its lease in return for a series of stadium upgrades but didn’t hear back. 

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Cassidy and the Prospects’ vision for Re/Max Field is competing with at least one other, led by former Edmonton Oilers Dr. Randy Gregg

Gregg is seeking to bring what he calls “high-level baseball” consisting of mostly Canadian players to the stadium along with other entertainment options to the area.

The Prospects and Gregg’s groups are the only two parties confirmed to be looking for council’s approval. 

The city is expected to make a decision on the matter by mid-September and is looking to sign a 10-year operation agreement.