Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field Getting A Makeover
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Cooperstown's Doubleday Field is ready for a makeover.
New York State Sen. James Seward announced last week a $1 million grant has been secured to help fund major improvements at the historic field.
Renovation plans include reconstruction of the third base bleachers; a multi-purpose building with office space, press box, and public space for event rentals; a pedestrian-friendly entrance from Main Street; and possible relocation of the Sandlot Kid statue closer to the grandstand area.
Also on the list for the project, which has an overall price tag of $5.8 million, are museum space in the grandstand and improvements to the playing field.
The ballpark will be 100 years old in two years.