By ERIC VICCARO
The Haggar Baseball Complex has served the community of Bowie since the early 1980s.
Recently, the Bowie Sports Association-operated facility received a nice face-lift, which includes a new concession stand, bathrooms and second-floor press box.
The upgrade cost about $300,000, with financial backing coming from six entities in Bowie.
“This shows our community is committed to progress,” Janis Crawley, executive director with the Bowie Economic Development Corporation, said.
The BSA, BEDC, Bowie 4B, city, parks and recreation department and private funding all helped pay for the construction.
Bowie 4B is an economic development sales tax usage tool.
“The whole purpose is to enhance the park,” Crawley added.
Both Crawley and Dean Cage, BSA commissioner, noted the upgrade was needed to handle the sheer volume of people who attend tournaments here, such as the one this past weekend.
Plyler Construction of Sherman served as the general contractor. Kim Plyler with Plyler Construction said the company used a local sub-contractor to handle heating, ventilation and air conditioning, but he didn’t specify which company was used.
The finishing touches were done last week, just in time for the big tournament. Read more in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News.
The newly constructed concession stand at Haggar Baseball Complex made its debut during the Bowie Sports Association tournament this past weekend. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)