Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is February 22, 2017
home newssports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » September 3, 2013 » Emery County News » Remodel in store for Huntington ball complex
Published 1,268 days ago

Remodel in store for Huntington ball complex

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


It's been around a few years since 1974 and many hundreds of games have been played at the Huntington softball complex. It's now time to put some money into the complex and make some renovations which will keep Emery County ball players happy well into the future.

A grant from the Community Impact Board for $400,000 and project money from the Local Building Authority of Emery County in the amount of $500,000 will fund the project.

Jake Atwood, the Emery County Recreation Director will oversee the project as well as the recreation board and the LBA.

County Attorney David Blackwell will draft an agreement which outlines both parties role in the project. The money will be placed in an escrow account. As work is completed, the money will be reimbursed to the entities involved from this account.

Atwood said he would also like to find sponsors for the project so they can make the project money go further.

"We hope to make it a multi-use complex. We have formed a committee with members from girls softball, baseball, soccer and flag football and other users of the complex. We are working with Johansen and Tuttle as the engineers for the project and they are ready to move forward with preliminary drafts and design. We hope to start in October," said Atwood.

The recommendations of the committee will go to the recreation board for review.

The fields will be redone completely with leveling, new dirt in the infields, sprinklers and new top soil and grass in the outfields.

The restrooms and concession stand will be remodeled and enlarged.

There will be no use of the fields during the 2014 season while the work takes place.

New irrigation will be installed and electronic scoreboards.

Atwood said the improvements are a long time coming but it will be worth the wait as the facility becomes more multi-use friendly for all the different kinds of sports the recreation district has to offer.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (1 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Local News  
September 3, 2013
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us