Field Renovations Underway at McCormick Field
PRESS RELEASE – FIELDS, Inc., a sports general contractor building sports fields of distinction, today announced field renovation plans for McCormick Field, home of the 2012 South Atlantic League champion Asheville Tourists. McCormick Field has been the home of the Asheville Tourists since 1924 and was last renovated in 1992.
Throughout the four-week refurbishment process, FIELDS will remove the existing natural grass turf; add root zone; perform laser-grading on the field and re-sod the playing surface with Latitude 36 Bermuda grass. After winning the 2012 South Atlantic League title, both the Tourists’ owner and the City of Asheville wanted to provide the team a championship-caliber playing field.
“We are proud to have been chosen for this important project,” said FIELDS president and CEO, Brian Storm. “We are excited to provide the Asheville Tourists with a safe and reliable playing surface for their team, while also increasing the field’s durability for years to come.”
“We are thrilled to have such a reputable company as FIELDS, Inc. performing the work here at McCormick Field,” said Larry Hawkins, general manager of the Asheville Tourists. “The Colorado Rockies are a tremendous partner and we want nothing but the best possible stage for the players, as they begin their journey to Major League Baseball. I am confident FIELDS, Inc. will provide us with a first class playing surface.”
FIELDS began the turf removal process on September 17 and plan on completing the project by mid-October, well in advance of the Asheville Tourists home opener on April 11, 2013.
About FIELDS, Inc.
FIELDS is a Sports General Contractor building sports fields of distinction. FIELDS work includes both collaborative design efforts with well know sports architects and also Design/Build projects where FIELDS is the head designer. FIELDS work consists of sports field construction, both natural grass and synthetic turf, sports lighting, decorative concrete and hardscaping, fencing, bleachers, and multi-use areas designed to enhance the fan experience. FIELDS is an award-winning company well known for its professional quality athletic field construction. Headed by principals with a combined 100+ years of industry experience, we apply our knowledge and creativity to every project we undertake. For more information, visit www.Fields-INC.com.
About the Asheville Tourists
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Tourists are ‘Class A’ affiliates of the Colorado Rookies and 2012 South Atlantic League Champions. The Tourists home games are played a McCormick Field, which has been in existence since 1924. The ballpark has served as one of the settings for the 1988 film Bull Durham and played host to the 2009 Big South Conference baseball tournament, won by Coastal Carolina.