Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Columbia Blowfish took the field at the Capital City Stadium for the last time on Sunday--or was it the last time?
For months, News19 has been told by the City of Columbia that should the team make it to the Champions Series, then the game held Sunday would be the last ever played at the historic ball park. That's because the land the stadium sits on is in the process of being sold to a developer for $1 million. For previous coverage, click here.
However, during the 9th inning Sunday, Blowfish Team President Bill Shannahan told the crowd that the team would be back at the Cap. Then after the game the team tweeted, "The Blowfish put up a fight, but lose 4-2 to the Swampdogs. Now down 1-0 in the Championship Series. btw, Blowfish play here next year."
News19 spoke to Bill Shannahan on the phone Sunday night about his claim. Shannahan said he was "cautiously optimistic".
He said a contract between the City and the developer states that if the team's 2013 season concludes by September 1st of 2013, the Blowfish may be able to stay.
News19 contacted Michael Wukela, a policy advisor and spokesperson for Columbia Mayor, Steve Benjamin. Wukela could not confirm that information but said he would have the final contract by Monday.
News19 will keep you posted.