$4 Million Renovation Job at Broome Softball Complex Nearly Done
A major reconstruction project at Broome County's softball facility in the town of Dickinson is almost complete.
The four-field complex is located south of the SUNY Broome Community College campus off Front Street in the town of Dickinson. The cost of the planned "transformation" will be about $4 million.
County Executive Jason Garnar said the project is "going great." He told WNBF News he expected most of the work at the site will be wrapped up by the end of this month.
Garnar said it's likely to take several weeks before bleachers and a few other features to be in place.
The county executive said "we're going to do a soft opening this fall." He said a grand opening event will be held next spring.
Garnar said a tournament will be held at the renovated complex during the fall. He said "we're really, really excited about that." He said people in the local softball community have been looking forward to the opening of the facility.
Four new all-turf fields are replacing the old grass and dirt fields that had been used at the site for more than four decades. The complex also will have lights to permit nighttime games.
The county last spring announced it was seeking bids for naming rights to the new softball complex. Garnar said a company has been selected to acquire the rights. A public announcement is planned soon.