ALBANY, GA (WALB) - WALB recently reported that Albany city leaders are looking at renovating and expanding the Paul Eames Sports Complex. It's ironic that almost ten years ago exactly, we reported that at that time, the City of Albany had pumped more than $5 million into the Paul Eames Sports Complex since 1992.
First, to build the stadium and then to make major repairs around 2002, we were questioning the soundness of spending tax payer dollars then and the same questions are being asked now.
The stadium has been home to the South Georgia Peanuts, the Albany Polecats, the Albany Alligators and the South Georgia Waves, before the team moved to Columbus to become the Columbus Catfish. The complex was also known as 'Polecat Park' when the Polecats team played there. The Colorado Silver Bullets, an all-female professional baseball team, played a number of games at the complex as a "home team" in the 1995 and 1996 seasons.