Baseball Travels – Pan American Stadium, Estadio Barranquilla and Field Cinics
Just a little update on recent site visits and future plans.
Columbia – A couple weeks ago I spent some time in Barranquilla talking with the Mayor and his constituents about a stadium they are planning to build in the near future. We are rolling forward with helping design and development a new ballpark. Jimmy Char , Federation President is also having us help with developing a youth baseball complex. Great people in Colombia and the improvements to the City infrastructure sing I was there 5 years ago was amazing. Still a way to go but roads and better housing for residents was greatly improved.
Lagos de Moreno – A city outside of Guadalajara, Mexico will be hosting the 2011 Pan Baseball Games. We met with the folks in the city Lagos de Moreno and talked about their new ballpark which was opened a couple years ago. Needs a few tweaks before the event next fall but it’s great to see a new ballpark built in Mexico. Checked out quite a few ballparks in the city for potential use during the tournament but even those will need some work. I’m sure we will be assisting them with the improvements through the next several months. Teams playing in this tournament will be able to use pro players.
Field Clinics – Heading to the Santo Domingo next week to begin the series 2011 series of our international venue and field maintenance clinics. First stop is the Yankees training center near Santo Domingo. From there we head over to Puerto Rico and Venezuela then back to Mexico before heading over the pond later this year. It’s going to be an active year an I am sure I will be reaching out for some help to the guys in the industry.
National Mall – Over the past couple weeks found out I was dubbed “Official Turf Consultant to the National Mall & Memorial Parks by the National Trust” . This is a credit to the Brickman Sportsturf team and the company. Great job guys! Finally a local project and one that I am really excited to be involved with because after all … it is our countries front lawn!