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Hops hold topping-out ceremony for new ballpark

Hillsboro Hops topping-out ceremony

It might have been a cloudy day, but spirits were high on Feb. 22 when the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) and the city of Hillsboro held a topping-out ceremony for the team’s new ballpark.

Hillsboro Hops topping-out ceremony

On hand for the ceremony: Hops ownership and management, city officials, and rep from the SRG Partnership design team and Hoffman Construction.

Hillsboro Hops topping-out ceremony

A topping-out ceremony is held when the last steel frame on a structure is put into place. Many times you’ll see an evergreen tree affixed to that last beam, but in Hillsboro flags were used.

Hillsboro Hops topping-out ceremony

The new $12.5 million ballpark is slated to open June 17, hosting the former Yakima Bears.

Images courtesy of the Hillsboro Hops and SRG Partnership.

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