And here comes the pitch! Royse City, Royse City ISD, and Ventura Sports are teaming up to develop the new stadium, set to open in 2018, which will anchor a 12 acre mixed-use development to be constructed just off of I-30 and FM 2642. Along with an independent minor league baseball team, the Royse City school district will use the stadium for all of its varsity and junior varsity home baseball games.
Along with footing the majority of the bill, Ventura Sports will operate the stadium. “It will really be a community destination place,” says CEO Mark Schuster. Royse City ISD will contribute $24,000/year for the next 15 years, but it still isn’t clear what the city’s contribution will be.