- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi is cutting construction costs for a minor league baseball stadium, but that might mean it will be late in opening.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1kGNbmp ) the City Council will vote Tuesday whether to award W.G. Yates & Sons the contract to start building the ballpark.

Chief administrative officer David Nichols says the city will take advantage of cost-cutting options. A 12-month contract would save $1 million but push the stadium’s opening to July or August 2015.

The team’s first home game is scheduled for April 20, and Nichols says the city may have to pay $10,000 for each home game that must move to another stadium.

WLOX reports (http://bit.ly/1rrfRXP ) city leaders are reducing the project’s cost to $29 million. The original price was $32.3 million.

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