Softball fields not done
May 5, 2009
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The Bakersfield College softball field construction continues to have delay problems.
BC Athletic Director Jan Stuebbe said, “It will tentatively be done in August. We’re hoping sooner in June.”
According to Stuebbe, “It’s being delayed due to further problems with the bleachers and the design.”
The baseball field construction has been completed, and the Renegades have played their last 10 games at home.
Landscaping around the Dean and Adah Gay Sports Complex is still in the process and will be sodded in the near future.
A part of the plan that has been cut out completely was the new concession stand and the updated restroom facility due to the budget.
In May of 2007, 91-year-old Dean Gay donated $250,000 to the BC athletic department.
This money was set aside to remodel the field as part of a plan to update the campus.
Since then, construction has been delayed several times on the construction of the fields.
The remodel made the complex the nicest facility in the state and also meets the requirements of the American Disability Act.
“We’ve gotten rave reviews from the community and opposing teams on how beautiful it is,” Stuebbe said.
Due to the stress and chaos of the construction, the baseball team played almost every game away, and the softball team has played their home games at the Dave Frye Softball Field. But they have kept the season going.
“I want to commend Tim Painton and Sandi Taylor for maintaining outstanding programs throughout a difficult year. They’ve shown great leadership,” Stuebbe said.