Something New For Something Old; League Stadium’s New Fences (VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – League Stadium is now in its 123rd year. ┬áThat’s older than Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, even Boose Field in Evansville.

To maintain what many think is the stadium’s unique charm, improvements do have to be made including something new for old the park…

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City park crews are putting back up the vintage-look sponsor sign. They were taken down for a new brand new concrete outfield fence. The old wooden fence was part of the park’s renovation and expansion in 1991 for the hit movie, “A League Of Their Own!”. City officials say it was time…(Mike Fulkerson/HUNTINGBURG PARK BOARD ON CAMERA)

The park is home to both the Southridge High School baseball team, and the Dubois County Bombers, one of the more successful college development teams in the country.

The new fence was designed to keep the vintage charm of the ballpark that was originally built in 1894, while keeping it a venue fans and players today, love to come to…(Mike Uebelhor/BOMBERS PRESIDENT ON CAMERA)

The city started replacing the park’s walls including the backstop behind home plate a little more than year ago but started planning for the new fences more than 3 years ago…(Fulkerson / Uebelhor)

Uebelhor, a life-long baseball fan, says like the City itself, League Stadium is a place like no other.

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