BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - If construction of MGM Park stays on schedule, team owners expect the Shuckers to play ball at the stadium by June 6.
On Friday, Shuckers co-owner Tim Bennett told WLOX News he feels strongly that the stadium will be ready by that date.
"It's a safe date," said Bennett. "We hope to be playing there sooner."
The team's first game is set for April 9 in Pensacola. From that date until June 6th, according to the team's website the Shuckers will miss 25 home games. That would total to a penalty of $250,000 for Biloxi.
The city signed a new deal with the team and the construction company this week that would waive any penalty fees if the team didn't meet a June 1 deadline to have major components of the stadium completed. Major components include an audio and video system, a better entrance and signage improvements.
A July 1 deadline was set for minor components of the stadium to be completed.
Team leaders will hold a press conference Monday afternoon to announce future plans at MGM Park.