23Club Renovation InformationUpdated Wednesday November 8, 2017 by 23Club Baseball.
The 23 Club is a 501 C 3 Non-Profit organization which has been giving boys and girls the opportunity to play baseball and softball since 1937. In 2016, over 800 kids from Scottsbluff, Mitchell, Morrill, Bayard & Bridgeport participated in the program making it the largest youth sports program in the region. Each season, 23 Club hosts 3-4 tournaments in which 100's of families from around the tri-state area descend upon Scottsbluff. These families spend thousands of dollars at local hotels, restaurants, and businesses.
Unfortunately, the 23Club field complex has become dilapidated to the point where conditions are no longer optimal for fostering a safe, friendly & family-orientated atmosphere. The last update to the facility was in the early 1980's and a large portion of the infrastructure is over 50 years old. The bathroom facilities are rundown, small and inadequate for some to use. Nothing in the complex meets ADA standards or is handicapped accessible. The entire complex is covered in gravel with no forms of shade making summer conditions unbearable at times for spectators and players. The existing building which houses the concessions stand, bathrooms, crow's nest and storage areas is falling apart in places and nothing meets current code standards.
In order to provide a more safe, friendly & family -orientated atmosphere for players and their families, the 23Club Board of Directors have laid out a plan for a major renovation of the entire complex. This plan includes a new central building that will house the concessions stand, updated ADA accessible bathrooms, abundant storage, crow's nest with conference room, as well as updated heating/cooling/plumbing/electrical. The plan also includes stadium style seating at each field, shade structures, sidewalks, landscaping, trees, picnic tables, a paved parking lot, and a new batting cage facility. Additional updates to the lighting systems and dugouts will be included if the fundraising goals are exceeded.
Cost of this project is estimated at $1.1 million. The 23Club will be using a combination of city resources, grants and private donations to fund this project. The City of Scottsbluff has committed to the project as the general contractor and will cover roughly 1/3 of the project cost. The Oregon Trail Community Foundation has awarded the 23Club a $40,000 grant towards the project and will manage all of the project funds. Construction is slated to begin in August 2018 with a completion date of April 2019. All donors that give in the amount of $500 or more will receive their name on a permenant placard displayed on the side of the new building.
Thank you for your help and support with making this project a reality!
|23 Club Site Plan Concept - Phase 1.pdf|
|23 Club Site Plan Concept - Phase 2.jpg|