Pulaski County and the Progressive League of College Station will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new sports complex Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. at 5816 Frazier Pike/Sloane Drive.
It has been 21 years since a tornado ripped through College Station, claimed lives and destroyed multiple homes and the ballpark. Since 1997, the championship-winning youth baseball team has been without adequate facilities for games and practice.
The team will now host games in a five-acre complex that includes a regulation-size baseball field, complete with dugouts, bullpens, perimeter fencing, bleachers, asphalt parking lot, landscaping and irrigation. The seating capacity is approximately 100.
“The community is really excited to open the new sports complex,” said Dexter Doyne, Progressive League member. “This will reinvigorate our community and hopefully engage local businesses especially in the Little Rock Port.”
The new construction project was made possible through fundraising efforts and federal grants that totaled approximately $400,000. The progressive league is in phase 2 of fundraising to build a concession stand, a scoreboard, restrooms and ball field lighting.