BYRON, Minn. (FOX47) – Byron’s Community Recreation Complex is nearing its debut. Four regulation-sized softball fields are getting set to host an array of baseball, softball and other sporting leagues.
Complete with ample parking and a concession stand, construction on the project began in 2016. It was expected to be completed by the end of August 2018 according to the city.
Byron City Administrator Mary Blair-Hoeft says bad weather coupled with sprinkler failures last year pushed the “grass growing season” back to this year, delaying the project.
“To get your grass where it needs to be so that it’s durable enough to withstand a lot of playing you need to give it one good year of growing, so that’s what nineteen (2019) has turned into for us.” Said Blair-Hoeft.
“Right now they look terrific.”
Hoeft says the plan is to start featuring the fields in the next months to local kickball teams and other sporting events that will treat the field softly.
“We had anticipated doing a soft opening on Good Neighbor Days, but this year good neighbor days was rained out in July,” said Blair-Hoeft.
The city’s goal is to start hosting baseball and softball games and tournaments to the fullest extent come Spring 2020.