MGM Park Will Open For First Baseball Game June 6

BILOXI, MS (AP) — City officials now say the Biloxi Shuckers' stadium will be ready for the first home game on June 6 against the Mobile Bay Bears.

         According to local media reports, the city, the team and Yates Construction reached a new deal Thursday.

         It could have cost the city an extra $380,000 to get the stadium ready by that date. That's money the city didn't want to pay.

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         Tim Bennett says he and majority team owner Ken Young provided money to meet the expenses necessary to get a temporary certificate of occupancy for the June 6 opening.

         It doesn't mean that all construction will be finished.

         Yates will have to do a lot of stopping and starting to work around games. The extra money is to accommodate Yates vendors who will be affected.

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