CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The city of Charleston and local sports teams broke ground on Monday, September 12, at a sports field set to be upgraded with new turf.
Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said the Kanawha City Little League field was one of 10 fields scheduled for grass this fall and winter. In June, the Charleston City Council approved up to $8.1 million in APRA funding for sod projects, according to city officials. The Mayor joined local baseball, softball soccer and youth sports teams for the groundbreaking.
“The turfing of these 10 pitches will help ease the workload of sports team volunteers, ensure our children have a place to practice so they can compete against athletes from across the country, and spur development. economic through sports tourism,” said Goodwin. “Thank you to everyone who shared the vision of creating a more vibrant place for our children to live and play – you made this project possible.
The other nine city-owned sports fields that are grassed as part of the project are: Bigley Field Upper; Lower Bigley 2 field; Cato Park Lower Football Field; Cato Park Upper Football Pitch; Auxiliary field of Watt Powell; Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Complex; North Charleston Little League Ground; Power Park Field; and Suppa Little League/Softball Field.