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.

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