Ballfield Improvement Project

The El Dorado City Commission approved the Ballpark Improvement Plan in December 2022, which includes upgrades at Central Fields, East Park Fields and McDonald Stadium.  

Start Date: December 2022

Completion Date: 2024

Total Estimated Cost: $2.062 Million

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  1. Project Timeline
  2. Project Costs

December 2022 - City Commission approves use of Excess Sales Tax Dollars to fund a four-year ballpark improvement project

Spring 2023 - Request for bids for McDonald Stadium fence project

April 2023 - Request for proposal for Central and East Park Concession and restroom facilities

May 2023 - Concession and restroom project awarded to Conco Construction

June 2023 - Request for proposal for McDonald Stadium turf project
- McDonald Stadium outfield fence project awarded to Champion Wall Systems and Kansas Fencing

July 2023 - McDonald Stadium turf project awarded to Hellas Construction to replace infield turf
- Central and East park concession/restroom facilities in design process 

August 2023 - Work begins at McDonald Stadium to replace turf
- McDonald Stadium fence in design process
- Construction begins on Central and East concession/restroom facilities

September 2023 - McDonald Stadium turf completed
- Start of fence construction at McDonald Stadium
- Start of site preparation for concession stands at Central and East ballfields

October 2023 - Construction underway on McDonald Stadium fence
- Construction continues on concession stands

November 2023 - Scoreboards installed at six of seven facilities at East Park and Central ballfields; the remaining one will be installed in August
- Outfield fence at McDonald Stadium completed

December 2023 - Delivery of McDonald Stadium scoreboard
- Concession/restroom construction underway - completion expected in early February

January 2024 - Construction begins on Hamblin Field fence and bullpen

February 2024 - Installation underway for McDonald Stadium scoreboard
- Construction continues on East Park concession/restroom facilities
- Installation of new netting and repair of the backstop frame at McDonald Stadium
- Removal of wood outfield fence at Hamblin Field (this will be replaced with a chain link fence with wind slats)

August 2024 - Anticipated installation of final scoreboard

Fall/Winter 2024 (estimated timeframe) - At Central and East ballfields - backstops, shade structures, Orndorff bleacher pad and Central Park irrigation; at McDonald Stadium - facade updating, bleacher benches, building improvements, backstop