Gastonia to name new baseball team for downtown stadium after Honey Hunters lawsuit

Gastonia to name new baseball team for downtown stadium after Honey Hunters lawsuit

GASTONIA, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Gastonia city officials say they have chosen a new team to take over its baseball stadium following the lawsuits surrounding the bankrupt Honey Hunters.

There will be a press conference Feb. 7 revealing the likely team that will manage CaroMont Health Park, the city announced Wednesday. This comes just days after the independent league Honey Hunters filed court papers to get back into the downtown Gastonia stadium.

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In November, the city sued the company that operates the Gastonia Honey Hunters for failing to meet financial obligations and breaching agreements. The same month, the Atlantic League terminated the operating company’s membership.

In the court motion to countersue, the owner of the Honey Hunters estimates he could generate over $100,000 in revenue by November of this year if allowed back in the stadium. They were allegedly locked out in December.

The stadium opened in 2021, aligning with the first year of the Honey Hunters.

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