Dismantling Eagle Stadium will benefit not only parking for visitors during football season but also provide parking for activities such as the Hopkins County Stew Contest, parade staging, and other school and city activities, according to Dan Froneberger, SSISD Maintenance Director.
In a money saving move, Froneberger is once again using Hopkins County inmates to dismantle the historic stadium. Froneberger said the materials gained from the tear down are not worth selling for salvage. Therefore, the materials will be used for the county farm. The press box will be turned into produce stands and the windscreen will be used around the chicken yards. Grass from the stadium will be taken to the new stadium to be used in landscaping. Eagle Stadium bleachers will be used at the Lady Cat Park.
The new baseball stadium is moving along quickly. Framing for the press box, poles for the outfield fence, and one half of one dugout are in place. Froneberger said the work on the new stadium is ahead of schedule.
When demolition of Eagle Stadium is complete, the Lady Cat press box will be dismantled and a new press box put in place.