(12-8-17) The Celina Baseball Association released the drawings of a planned press box, concession stand and indoor hitting complex to replace and update Montgomery Field after the November tornado caused major damage.

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Results from a Celina Park and Recreation meeting held on Monday night were very positive for the future repairs at Montgomery Park that was damaged during the November tornado.

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Details –Damages from Tornado:

  • Two light poles were broken
  • press box-concession building was damaged
  • first-base-side visitors dugout
  • extensive damage to fence

Celina Baseball Association:

Non-profit foundation called the Celina Baseball Association, which consists of Celina Baseball Coach Andy Mikesell and Celina parents.

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The group feels they can complete the following for under $63,000 -replace and enlarge the concession stand, press box and dugout, plus add a new indoor batting cage.

City of Celina:

The city’s insurance company has guaranteed at least $34,000 for the destroyed press box and concession stand, plus money for the damaged lighting and fenceInsurance money will be used to demolish the existing buildings and removing old foundations and to clean up the site

Agrees the Association could get the work done quickly and less expensive than the city. The Association would not have to solicit bids or pay prevailing wages, relying instead on donations and deeply discounted contract work.

The new buildings would be deeded over to the city after they are completed.

Target date for Montgomery Field to be able to be used would be April 1st, 2018.

For more information or to make contact on how you can help –

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