40-year-old baseball field being renovated thanks to grant

A baseball field in Murray is being renovated thanks to a grant.

On Monday, Saputo donated a $25,000 grant to Murray-Calloway Parks and Recreation.

The grant will be used to renovate one of the 40-year-old fields in the Central Park baseball-softball fourplex.

The money will pay for a new masonry backstop and netting, installation of an infield drainage system, and new grass on the infield collar.

A new concrete spectator area and paved sidewalk to the seating area will also be built, making the field handicap accessible for spectators.

The field will also be called Saputo Field for the next 10 years and the donors will be recognized with a sign on the backstop.

Bad weather has delayed construction on the renovation project, but the goal is to have the field open on May 8th for the opening weekend of the Murray Youth Baseball Softball Association season.

Saputo is an international dairy processing company that operates a milk processing facility in Murray.

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