Here is a brief update on the fields and the latest high res picture taken by Richard Shafner.
The fields continue on their modified schedule and we are making good progress. You can see in the picture that the baseball field is well underway and we expect to be adding rubber and sand next week to complete this field. The dugouts have been installed and the backstop is in place so once the rubber and sand is in place the field should be ready to go. The contractor is installing the bullpen and batting cages in the next couple of weeks but we are currently using that area for storage so he is slightly delayed because we are running out of room to work.
Grading is complete on the softball field and the drainage for that field is fully installed. The backstop poles and safety netting sleeves have been installed and we are waiting for the concrete nailer; that work is in progress at this time. Following that installation the base stone will be completed. The softball dugouts are in place so the turf crew will move right up to softball when they are finished the baseball field. In the foreground of the picture adjacent to the baseball field there is a newly created island that will house the Johnny O’Donnell flagpole and memorial stone. That flag will be visible to both softball and baseball.
The amenities building is substantially complete. The contractor is working on a few small items that need to be completed prior to building turnover. All parties involved have commented on the excellent work done by the contractor in finishing the building. It is a well-constructed building that has already provided great benefit to those attending events at the facility. We expect the building to be turned over prior to the Thanksgiving game.
We will most likely have received the baseball field by thanksgiving and fully expect the softball field within the first two weeks of December. Plenty of time for the spring season start.
Registration for U6-U18/19 soccer is now open for the Spring 2015 season. Registration for travel teams (u10-u18/19) is open through 11/30/14, with a late fee beginning on 11/16/14. The registration deadline for travel teams is dictated by ECYSA deadlines. The cost to register is $100 for the Spring season. Space is limited for travel teams and you must register to secure a spot. The in-town program (u6-u8) is open through March.
Please register early to avoid charges and help us set the teams well ahead of the ECYSA deadline. To register, click the red button above or start here.
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