23Club Renovation InformationUpdated Tuesday February 5, 2019 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, 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 playground, and a new batting cage facility. Additional updates to the lighting systems and dugouts will be included in the project.
Cost of this project is estimated at $1.3 million. The 23Club will be using a combination of city resources, grants and private donations to fund this project.
Thank you for your help and support with making this project a reality!
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