Despite the Indiana Department of Homeland Security arguing that the facility doesn’t meet flood-mitigation goals, the new home of the Kokomo Jackrabbits (summer collegiate; Prospect League) is under construction and should open May 30.
At one point work was suspended by the state, but the decision was made later to resume construction while negotiations continued. The delay wasn’t serious enough to delays that May 30 opening, per the Kokomo Tribune:
In terms of the stadium, seats will be installed soon. The playing surface will be artificial turf, so the worry that goes along with having grass grown and manicured won’t be a concern.
Once the construction is complete, the Jackrabbits’ offices will be located in the ballpark, but in the meantime, the team has set up shop on East Taylor Street, where the coaches’ residence will be located once the season starts.
The team is owned and managed by Milwaukee’s MKE Sports & Entertainment.
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