Construction underway at Sulphur Dell for new Sounds stadium - WKRN News 2

Construction underway at Sulphur Dell for new Sounds stadium


Construction is in full swing at Sulphur Dell, making baseball one step closer to reality. For the past couple of weeks the excavation team has been hard at it.

Associate project manager, Michelle Barbero with Gobbell Hayes Partners, Inc. said crews are working about six days a week from around sun up to after sun down.
The asphalt and dirt of the former state employee parking lot is being moved out.

"We are taking out about 80,000 cubic yards of fill and soil, because the field is going to be recessed about eleven or twelve feet down so we are having to dig our field, dig our whole," Barbero explained.  

The crews have about six weeks to complete the excavation and they are already about half way there.

"Six weeks is a really tight schedule and they are I think beating that schedule right now so that's great news."  

Barbero says once the excavation team is done work will begin on the ballpark facility.

"The ballpark facility is about a 100,000 square-foot building and it's going to be right here on this side along Jackson Street and the rest of it is going to be pretty much open, open park like feel to it, because it's going to meet with the greenway."

With everyone on track the plans are still to play ball spring 2015.

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