Stadium financing talks set for today
Bombers’ future rests on fan’s efforts
By JOHN C. DRAKE
The South Carolina The State
Aug. 31, 2004
A downtown baseball stadium home to USC’s Gamecocks and the Capital City Bombers started out as an idea for Rod Connell.
But over the past two years, selling the notion of a joint-use stadium to the Bombers, the university and the city has become a crusade.
Other than being a fan of both squads, Connell, a 47-year-old financial consultant, has no connection to either team.
“For a man who hasn’t drawn a paycheck from this or received any benefit, he’s still hard at work,” Bombers president Rich Mozingo said.
“We want to build a stadium in Columbia that would compete with any minor league [or] college Division I baseball stadium in the country,” said Connell, who moved to Columbia from Greenville 20 years ago.
His best opportunity to sell USC on a joint stadium comes today.
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