Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch


Eat Here - Gulf Coast Cookery Right Column CR 2 Banner Ad Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Who Are You Supporting in the Florida Governor's Race?

 Charlie Crist  Rick Scott  Adrian Wyllie More polls »

The Robyn Report with Robyn Davis Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management

Home
Change Text Size: Larger  Smaller

News Section: Community



New Palmetto Baseball Fields to Host Inaugural Game Tuesday

Published Friday, May 23, 2014 12:02 am

MANATEE COUNTY – The Palmetto Little League’s final game of the season on Tuesday, May 27 will feature two North Manatee Little League teams playing the first-ever game on Manatee County’s sparkling new Blackstone Baseball Fields. A special dedication ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before first pitch.

Manatee County Commissioners took on the $3.4 million project in 2012 and fast-tracked work to minimize the time little leaguers had without dedicated fields. Manatee County Property Management oversaw the project which was designed by Stantec and constructed by Mulligan Contractors, Himes Electric and Professional Service Industries.

 

https://www.thebradentontimes.com/clientuploads/Palmetto_Community/Blackstone_Renderings.jpg


During the May 27 ceremony, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker will recognize key contributors to the project, including the City of Palmetto and Pittsburgh Pirates Charities. The City of Palmetto contributed $800,000; Pirates Charities donated a $75,000 grant. The inaugural game features Palmetto Little League’s Snead Island Boatworks taking on Aldrich Flooring from Buffalo Creek Little League.

“The children of Palmetto have waited a long time for these fields, but I think once they see them and play on them, they’ll decide these professional caliber fields were worth the wait,” Hunsicker said. “They’ve gone from having no fields at all to having the nicest Little League fields in all of Manatee County.”

Hunsicker gave special credit to Property Management Director Charlie Bishop, Project Manager Tom Yarger, Recreation Supervisor Marcus Francis and Parks Operations Manager Carmine Demillio, who have all worked long hours to ensure the fields are ready in time for the season-ending game.

The new Blackstone Fields include:

  • Three lighted little league baseball fields with covered dugouts and bleachers;

 

  • A concession/restroom/press box facility, security lighting at the concession, along the walks to the parking lot and in the parking lot;

 

  • Batting cages;

 

  • Landscaping and irrigation, a stormwater control system and a paved parking lot, including a lighted decorative entrance sign;

 

  • A 50-foot flag pole is also installed at the concession facility.

Join the conversation post Facebook comments here or on our site at the bottom of article.

 

  In Addition to Facebook Comments You Can Also Post Comments Below



Non-Facebook Comments:

Click here to add a Non-Facebook comment to this page




 Sign up for our free news subscription - a great way to stay informed!



News World Round UpSports Roundup

Manatee Rural Health Certificate
 


Obituaries

Name Date
James Powers October 22, 2004
Daniel Siglin October 21, 2014
Judith Snodgrass October 22, 2014
Veleta Spann October 15, 2014
Josephine Lupoli October 18, 2014
Dimitrios Sokos October 19, 2004
Gary Richelieu October 16, 2004
Aline Funk October 17, 2014
Alice Szakacs October 16, 2014
All Obituaries






Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates