Ramapo voters reject stadium funding by 2-1 vote

RAMAPO - Voters in Ramapo rejected a plan to finance the construction of a minor league baseball stadium by a margin of nearly 2-1 yesterday, but Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence says don't count the possibility of an eventual stadium out.

The $16.5 million funding plan would've helped break ground on "Project Grand Slam," a 3,500-seat stadium to be built just off of Route 45 near Pomona.

Opponents of the plan worried that taxpayers would've ended up bearing the burdens of a new ballpark, and say that they're not sure one is even needed in the area.

St. Lawrence says he is still vowing to work with the Ramapo Local Development Corporation to secure the funds needed for the project.

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