Nutrabolt Stadium could receive a series of upgrades, as the facility is set to host soccer and the Brazos Valley Bombers (summer collegiate; Texas Collegiate League) in 2017.
It was announced in January that a Premier Development League entry, Brazos Valley Calvary FC, will occupy Nutrabolt Stadium for the upcoming season. The soccer club will share the facility with the Bombers, and both franchises are owned by Uri Geva.
As was detailed on our sister site, Soccer Stadium Digest, Nutrabolt Stadium is expected to receive several upgrades to accommodate both teams. The improvements, which are set to be considered by the Bryan City Council on Tuesday, will include upgrades to the seating and lighting, along with a new turf field.
Aside from being equipped to handle both sports, the turf field could also allow Nutrabolt Stadium to host additional events, according to Geva. More from KBTX:
Geva said he is excited about switching from natural grass to a turf field, because turf is more sustainable. It can be used rain or shine. Geva says other sporting organizations in the area will be able to rent the facility for use.
“The experience that a fan has here, not just the fan amenities are great, but the playing surface and the facility will take a whole new level,” said Geva.
The change will allow the stadium to be used not only for baseball and soccer, but other sporting activities to meet the needs of the community. Geva says none of this would have been possible without the work of the City of Bryan’s Park and Recreation Department.
“Everyone knows we’re on a real tight time frame,” said Darrell Lovelette, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Bryan.
The Bombers have played at Nutrabolt Stadium, which was originally known as Travis Field, since 2007.