A professional baseball team is coming to Laurel in the Spring. The National Urban Professional Baseball League announced that the Wooten Legion Field in Laurel will serve as the home field for the team. The league will initially consist of four teams, with one being from Laurel, and the other three from Texas and Tennessee. There are plans for expansion. The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older. All players will be paid. Tryouts to play on the Laurel team will be October 21st and 22nd.