Baseball Make-Overs For The Homes Of BaseballPosted: Updated:
This past Monday, New York senator James Seward and officials from the village of Cooperstown as well as the Friends of Doubleday Field announced a $1 million dollar state grant to help fund major renovations and improvements at the birthplace of the game of baseball, the historic Doubleday Field.
The Senator concluded his press conference by stating, "Stare down the pitcher and deliver a $1 million dollar state senate grant to get the offense rolling on Doubleday Field improvements."
Doubleday Field has been around for almost 100 years and has only had minor renovations and upgrades throughout the years, due to lack of funding. But now, with Senator Seward's leadership, the Village of Cooperstown can try and make the difference to Doubleday field that they've needed and wanted to do for quite some time now.
"It really felt like one of those projects that you want to get done, but every one said it wouldn't get done and now it will, so as people hear more and more about it, people are going to be more and more excited." Said former Mayor and now Friends of Doubleday Field President, Jeff Katz.
But what's a trip to Doubleday field without stopping at the Baseball Hall of Fame right down the street? Especially, since the Museum's renovated Grandstand Theater reopens this weekend, Saturday May 25th after two years of reconstruction. A new film titled Generations of the Game will bring home the passion and love carried by fans and players across the generations.
"The film is a terrific welcome message to fans coming to Cooperstown, it takes all generations and fans and allows them to simultaneously embrace all of baseballs greatest moments." Said President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Jack Idelson.
The new theater comes in perfect timing as this weekend is the Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. The theater provides a Dolby Atmos sound system, state-of-the-art projectors and two 16-foot high vertical video boards along the theater's side walls.