Renovation of softball field begins
The first step of what promises to be a major upgrade of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball facility began Monday when team members began painting the bleachers at what used to be Four-Diamonds Sports Complex's Red Field.
Assisting the team were athletic director Steve Kirkham, coach Scott Peterson and director of operations Ed Hughes.
The bleachers, bearing only a hint of the red paint that was part of the field's former identity, were being painted gold and black. The softball team previously played at the smaller Green Field.
Beside the fresh coat of paint, Phase 1 of the renovation of the Mountain Lion Softball Field will include permanent dugouts, a new, Pepsi-sponsored scoreboard, and a permanent fence with a warning track. Future phases will include an expanded press box, batting cages and a bullpen.
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