$1.9M in renovations proposed for Momentum Bank Ballpark

$1.9M in renovations planned for Momentum Bank Ballpark

With Major League Baseball requiring “new minimum facility standards,” the Midland RockHounds are proposing nearly $1.9 million in renovations at Momentum Bank Ballpark, with an aim to complete them prior to the start of the 2023 season.

“Areas of improvement include expansion and renovations of the home and visitor’s club houses, addition of dugout shades, and grading and drainage on the field,” the club reported.

On Tuesday, the Midland City Council is set to vote on whether to approve a contract with Mid-Tex of Midland for $1.885M with a contingency amount of $365,000 to cover unforseen expenses.

City staff is recommending that Council approve the contract as soon as possible due to rapidly increasing construction costs, as well as the short time frame to complete the project.

“The schedule for the work requires starting work in August and completion is expected in February, in time for the 2023 baseball season,” staff said.