If enough private funds can be raised, the city council will support the construction of a new baseball stadium at a downtown site in lieu of upgrading Serge Simmons Field.
But if fund-raising attempts fail, the Raptors' current West Ogden home is likely to become permanent, council members said Tuesday.The council confirmed it is not willing to spend more than the $750,000 it already has committed toward building a permanent facility for the Pioneer League team.
Last week, the council accepted for review a conceptual design from the firm Anderson DeBartolo Pan for a 5,000-seat stadium to be built on one of four proposed sites.
The firm estimated the plan would cost $5.2 million excluding land acquisition and some demolition.
The four locations include Serge Simmons Field and three downtown Iron Works parcels.
Mayor Glenn Mecham said the city will have a much better chance of attracting donors by honing in on a downtown site rather than entertaining thoughts of staying in West Ogden.