Completed Renovations Offer Next Level of Sports Experience
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Renovations at Suplizio Field and Stocker Stadium have been completed just in time for the Junior College World Series.
Of all the renovations in the Lincoln Park Sports Complex, probably one of the first that fans will notice is the Lincoln Park Tower.
The tower features a spectator level, "which is primarily set up for people with ADA seating and special needs," said Rob Schoeber, director of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation.
It also has a press level. "They have a full level that they can operate the game from. We have state of the art technology up there," Schoeber added.
The third floor features an entertainment room that people can rent out, which is an added source of income for the park. "It's a very versatile room that gives us a lot of flexibility; (it) can be associated with the events on the field or stand alone," said Schoeber.
With state of the art design and features, such as new elevators, concession stands, restrooms and entertainment bars, officials say this booming structure is fit for a college world series. "The light poles that were once out on the field have now been removed. A lot of the support structures that held the baseball nets in place are gone, and so when you come up you really see an unobstructed view of the entire stadium. It really is pretty spectacular," Schoeber added.
There were also 300 new seats added (150 on the baseball side and 150 on the football side).
The attached locker rooms were also refurbished for all local athletes. The upgraded building now houses offices for the new Grand Junction Rockies.
Schoeber says the renovations will be open to the public on May 23 at 11:30 a.m. People can receive tours of the facility and free hot dogs.