EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Bosse Field is getting a much needed makeover. The stadium is undergoing its first major upgrades since 1958.
Otters president, John Stanley, says he’s been looking forward to this project.
“It was something we envisioned a long time ago. For me, to have an opportunity, for our fans who have been so loyal, to the Otters to see something a little bit different.”
Bosse Field’s renonvations will give it a sharper look. LED lights, a new roof and a bigger video board. Otters Vice President, Joel Padfield, thinks these changes help.
“It’s so exciting to bring a real old stadium, to modern technology, and bring it up to the 2020s.”
America’s third oldest ballpark had its wear and tear, old electrical grids, aging air units, which helped prompt the changes says Joel Padfield.
“There were six switches, and each switch, once you turned one on, you had to wait three minutes
and with the old lights, you just hoped they turned on.”
The project wasn’t cheap estimating to cost between 4 to 6 million dollars. It’s backed by a tax for the preservation of historic structures. Padfield believes fans will love the improved look.
“It’s going to be a beautiful stadium, we are so proud of the EVSC and the community to be behind this, and make an old stadium, a new one.”