Fayetteville moves forward with plans for baseball park
Posted May 2
Updated May 3
Fayetteville, N.C. — The Fayetteville City Council Baseball Committee held it bi-weekly meeting to discuss the designs and budget for the city's new baseball park.
Members said the meetings are crucial to keep the project on track.
City leaders seemed pleased with the progress that the plans are moving forward,in regards to the construction timeline, development agreements and cost estimates.
"Construction is an unpredictable industry, and this is budget time fro the council, and so we're going to try and keep those surprises to a minimum," said Mitch Colvin, Fayetteville mayor pro tempore.
Cost estimates are roughly $2 million more than the $33 million budget.
"We're in the process of refining the design to make sure we come in on budget," said Kristoff Bauer, deputy city manager.
Groundbreaking is expected for sometime in August, but city leaders said it will be a couple of years after the groundbreaking before the first pitch.
Those at the meeting said they are excited by the millions of dollars in private investments and the progress the park will bring to the area.