New Scoreboard among Long List of Improvements
Battle Creek, Mich. – CO Brown Stadium in Bailey Park, home of the Battle Creek Bombers, is set to receive new renovations this spring to precede the 2014 Bombers season.
Scheduled improvements include a new and improved outfield scoreboard to replace the current one as it was damaged during the 2013 season when it was struck by lightning. The outfield fences are also up for renovation. The centerfield fence in particular is scheduled to be moved in considerably, as well as lowered. This should provide outfielders the opportunity to make eye-popping catches at the wall, while also providing a slightly friendlier hitter’s park.
The fences on the first base side, both lining the outside of the field and the ones lining the grandstand, will also be replaced. Fencing surrounding the stadium bowl will also be revamped to improve overall stadium quality.
New lighting poles will be brought in to replace the current ones in the outfield, as well as new lamps for the infield lights themselves. This will drastically improve the overall lighting of CO Brown. Another major improvement will be the repaving of the parking lots on the first and third base sides. This will improve the flow of traffic before and after games and events. Other scheduled improvements include painting all restroom facilities in the stadium and painting the visitor’s locker room.
The improvements are set to be completed prior the Bombers first home game at CO Brown Stadium when they host the new Kalamazoo Growlers on May 29th at 7:05pm with gates opening at 6:05pm.
The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com