Blundell Field has been given a boost of $165,300 from the federal government to go towards replacing the current sod and drainage equipment on the baseball diamond, adding stands, scoreboards and enhancing the dugouts.
Richmond City Baseball Association, which runs out of Blundell Field, will also expand the batting cages and create an adjacent long toss training and fielding facility.
“We are absolutely delighted (with the funding), along with the City of Richmond, to help us make some major upgrades to Blundell Field that will leave a baseball legacy for decades to come,” said Trevor Rennie, association president.
“Blundell Field will now become a major tournament site in Richmond and will contribute to the economic viability of the community.
“This is especially significant today in that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of the association and this funding will allow us to serve the youth of Richmond well for another 50 years.”