Biloxi approves final payment related to ballpark construction

Published: Dec. 30, 2015 at 2:14 AM CST
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Biloxi City Council approved what should be the final payment related to the ballpark's construction on Tuesday. What still needs to be tabulated is MGM Park's final price tag. Last week, WLOX News reported the construction costs will be right at the city's $36 million budget limit.

But, sources said other expenses would put the final tally over that figure.

"We're paying attention. Numbers are my friend. I like to look at where we are plus or minus the variances and what is extraordinary. But I think we're in reason of where we need to be," Mayor Biloxi Fofo Gilich said.

Biloxi used a combination of state funds and a $21 million bond to pay for MGM Park.

We're told by sources any costs above the city's budget limit will likely be paid out of Biloxi's general fund.

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