The Williamsport Crosscutters (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are ready to debut some extensive upgrades at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Overall, the ballpark has received more than $4 million in improvements that address fan and player amenities.
Over the last few months, we have been tracking the effort to modernize BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, a project that has led to amenities ranging from a complete replacement of seats to a new premium deck. Numerous projects around the ballpark have been completed, and will be debuted by the Crosscutters during their home opener against the State College Spikes on June 20.
The ballpark upgrades include;
- Loggers Landing, a new $1.1 million premium deck that features, full concessions, waitress service and the Millionaire’s Row Bar
- New individual seats in both levels of the seating bowl
- New MLB quality safety netting for the protection of all fans in the seating bowl
- New, expanded and relocated dugouts
- The relocation of bullpens to behind the outfield fences
- A new playing surface with upgraded drainage and irrigation, installed and paid for by Major League Baseball
“When our group took over ownership of the Crosscutters in 2014 we committed to changing the fan experience and we are so proud of this incredible renovation to the ballpark” said Peter Freund, Principal Owner. “To literally replace every seat in the stadium and build a brand new premium deck was no small task but to do so in conjunction with MLB, which has brought us a new field, new dugouts and new protective netting is beyond exciting!”
The playing surface upgrade is in preparation for the MLB/Little League Classic between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals which will take place on August 20 at the newly renovated facility. That regular-season game will be broadcast on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
BB&T Ballpark, opened in 1926, is the second-oldest MiLB facility currently operating in America and was voted the Best Short-Season Ballpark by readers of Ballpark Digest in 2016.
Images courtesy Williamsport Crosscutters.
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