The sale included two parcels of land totaling 293 acres on Camping Paradise Road in Macks Creek under development with original plans that developers described as the “ultimate experience” for youth baseball.
Despite the sale of the property on the steps of the Camden County Courthouse, a statement released by Ballparks of the Ozarks gives the impression the project may not be a lost cause.
The property was sold last Thursday in a foreclosure sale after several months of speculation about the project.
The sale included two parcels of land totaling 293 acres on Camping Paradise Road in Macks Creek under development with original plans that developers described as the “ultimate experience” for youth baseball. Long range plans called for facilities for lacrosse, football, field hockey and soccer.
A statement released by the development company said in “a move designed to reorganize the partnership of Ballparks of the Ozarks, an investor has taken over a parcel of land near Macks Creek. This will allow a restructuring of the organization and clear the way for the project to move forward. Further information concerning the ballpark will be available in coming days.”
The project developers, Bob Ramsey and Jeff Venetti, former sports radio broadcasters from St. Louis, broke ground on the venue in 2016 with an anticipated opening date of spring 2017. Earlier this year, Ramsey and Venetti announced on their website the opening was being delayed.
A Community Improvement District had been approved for the venue in January of this year by the Camden County Commission. Developers announced in June they would be looking at the formation of a Transportation Development District.