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Construction of new Billings ballpark well underway08/23/2007 7:15 PM ET
BILLINGS, MT -- Phase Two of the construction of a new baseball park in Billings began in mid-July and crews have already poured some of the concrete for the new third-base dugout at the work site just outside of Cobb Field.
The Billings Mustangs continue to play in Cobb Field -- their home since 1948 -- as crews work around the stadium. When the Mustangs season ends this September, Cobb Field will be torn down to allow crews to continue their work and have the new stadium ready for the 2008 Pioneer League season.
The first stage of the project was removing Athletic Pool. That stage was completed in April. To view a photo gallery of the pool removal,click here.
Phase Two got underway on July 23, with crews preparing the dirt area vacated by the demolition of Athletic Pool for the concessions stands, bathrooms, home clubhouse, dugout and seating bowl that all will sit along the new third-base line.
More recently cement was poured for the third-base dugout and the retaining wall that will separate the seating bowl on the third-base line from the field of play. To view a photo gallery of Phase Two, click here.
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