NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, local elected officials, and FEMA will be joined by Jonathan Mariner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Major League Baseball, to host the grand opening of the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at the newly reconstructed Wesley Barrow Stadium at 6403 Press Drive in Pontchartrain Park. The total cost of construction is $6.5 million with funding coming from City bond and FEMA recovery dollars.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu – City of New Orleans
Jonathan Mariner – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MLB
Darrell Miller – Vice President of Youth and Facility Development, MLB
WHAT: City of New Orleans and Major League Baseball will host a ceremonial grand opening for the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy at the newly reconstructed Wesley Barrow Stadium.
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. CST
*Media check-in – 9:30 a.m. CST
WHERE: Wesley Barrow Stadium in Pontchartrain Park
6403 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126