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Hamilton Joes looking for a new home

HAMILTON, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- The Hamilton Joes were looking for a new home.

The Joes called Foundation Field home but they shared it with the Miami University Hamilton's baseball team.  The field was also used by the city and hosted various youth baseball tournaments.

The Joes have been in the league for six years and in 2010 won the league championship.  General Manager Darrel Grissom said it was time for the Joes to get their own stadium.

"We're growing so big, the parking lot fills up so quick.  We use all the street parking, we utilize the school parking lot, we're just about out of room," said Grissom.

The Joes talked with salvage company "Moses B Glick, LLC" and the Hamilton community on the possible uses for the old SMART Paper site on B Street.  Moses B. Glick, LLC continues work to demolish the site and the Joes believed it was a perfect site for the new stadium.

Grissom said the concept had been in the works for two years.  There were some sketches of what the stadium could look like and Grissom said the developers wanted to build other amenities around the park for adults and youth sports.

"You go to Baltimore, or Chicago, you go to Wrigley field, Cincinnati now.  You go downtown, it's the same atmosphere we want to create in Hamilton," said Grissom.  "He wants to build two little diamonds indoors, so kids can play year round."

According to what Grissom was told, the demolition of the SMART paper site should be complete by September.

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