McKechnie Renovation Info 11/9
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Fact Sheet - McKechnie Field 2012 Renovation
The City of Bradenton is renovating McKechnie Field, the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to provide fan-friendly amenities and enhance the facility's appeal as a sports tourism destination.
Upgrades at McKechnie Field will include:
The budget for the project is $10 million: $7.5 million to be funded by the Tourist Development Tax and $2.5 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tourist Development Tax is a fee included in charges for visitor accommodations in Manatee County. Local property taxes will not be invested in the project.
Work on infrastructure began in August. The balance of the project began in September following the close of the Bradenton Marauders season. The project is scheduled to be completed by February 2013, in time for Spring Training and McKechnie Field's 90th anniversary.
Design and construction are being performed by Fawley Bryant Architects and NDC Construction, both Manatee County businesses.
The project begins...9/8/12
Early October Update...10/1/12