World Baseball Classic Venues get Upgrades
Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico is going Green. Maybe not the eco-way…. just green. The venue is undergoing some major cosmetic upgrades. Over the years I have witnessed the vibrant colors of ballparks throughout the Caribbean but I would have to say this might be the first Fluorescent Lime Green Press Box in all of baseball . It will definitely be the first green press box many sports writers will have ever covered a game. It’s really pretty cool!
The rest of the stadium is also obtaining a fresh coat of paint along with clubhouse upgrades, new batters eye, warning track, new mounds and home plates. After working this venue for 9 years it still cleans up pretty nicely. While the teams play in Hiram Bithorn stadium , we will be using the Roberto Clemente Stadium in Carolina, PR. as a practice venue. This is a relatively new ballpark that is probably one of the best stadiums in the Caribbean. It is in need of a new field (which is in the works) as the current one is the OLD astro turf product. Mexico City’s FORO SOL stadium is upgrading the field, lights, locker rooms and overall venue as well.