There was a proposal to redo the infield and fix a lip problem on the edge of the outfield submitted during City Commission budget deliberations Wednesday night. But the governing body said do it sooner….this fall after the summer baseball season ends.
Ed Lazear, Junction City Parks Director talked with JCPost.com. “What we’re looking at is completely redoing the infield at Rathert Stadium, kind of like what we did back in 2006.” He also added, “Completely strip out all the infield material and start over and work toward getting good drainage, and get the lip on the outfield repaired.”
Lazear estimated 25-30 feet of outfield grass would be moved back and then replaced with sod. The cost estimate for the project is about $39,500.
The puddling of water on the infield after it rains has been a problem on the infield for some time.