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GreenJackets fan look forward to new stadium

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Daniel Long loves watching the GreenJackets play. They played against the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday afternoon. 

"I've been a season ticket holder for about four years now," Long said.

In addition to actual baseball games, Long says there is something for everyone to enjoy.

"The atmosphere and the entertainment, from the fireworks to the pre game shows."

 

Long and other fans may be traveling for future games, however.

Aiken County is working diligently to start on its $150 million dollar project, Project Jackson, which will improve Augusta's Riverfront and also bring a new stadium for the Green Jackets.

"I think it's great," Long said. "It's like a new restaurant opening up. I think everyone should be for it."

Frank Mebane, a GreenJackets fan, who lives in North Augusta, agrees.

 

"I'm all for it," Mebane said. "We live in North Augusta and we think it'd be a great addition to North Augusta."

Most of the fans are generally optimistic about the move but a few say they will miss their old stomping grounds.

"I think it's better for the players; they'd have better facilities but I wish it were here in Augusta," said Dot Gleason.

The new stadium is set to open in Spring 2015.

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