The protective wrapping protecting All Pro Freight Stadium will be removed this week as construction crews work toward a June 2 opening.
The protective wrapping protecting All Pro Freight Stadium, the new home of the Lake Erie Crushers (independent; Frontier League), will be removed this week as construction crews work toward a June 2 opening.
Starting this week, Infinity, the general contractor of the project, will begin to remove the plastic shell covering the new stadium. The cover was installed last November to protect workers from the winter elements so that progress could continue uninterrupted on the interior and exterior of the stadium structure. While the outside shell has remained visually the same, there has been considerable progress under the protective bubble over the past several months. Once removed, fans will see a nearly completed ballpark as they drive by on I-90.
On the field, Sport Construction Group began installing the artificial turf. After weeks of field preparation to ensure proper drainage and a level playing field, the bright green turf was rolled out last week and now covers over 75% of the field. Work will continue this week on the warning track and the infield.
In the seating bowl, American Seating started installing dark green stadium seats this past week. Seat installation is expected to be complete by early May.
“The progress is amazing,” said General Manager Ryan Gates. “Every time we are on site, we see major progress. With the green turf and seats going in, the structure is really starting to look like a ballpark.”
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