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Ken Lindley Field

Mark Peterson, managing director of Strategic Pathways and former CFO of the Phoenix Coyotes, is in talks to bring an independent North American League team to Prescott's Ken Lindley Field.

The proposal isn't new -- Peterson pitched Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall last summer on his idea to place a team at the classic WPA ballpark -- but the city is apparently looking at a refurbishment of Ken Lindley Field this year. Who pays for it, obviously, will be the key issue. And how a North American League team would share the facility with Yavapai College would need to be addressed as well. Yavapai College is one of the better community-college baseball programs out there: Curt Schilling attended there.

The city has flirted with baseball more than once over the years. A check of the archives shows a Class A California League team had talked with Prescott officials about a new $25 million ballpark in 2006, but that effort failed because of the high price tag associated with the project.

Image courtesy of the City of Prescott.

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