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Report: GRHS Baseball Field Status Unclear

Officials have predicted an opening date of April 1, but bad weather could change that.

Though the hope is upgrades will be ready to allow first pitch by April 1, inclement weather has Glen Rock school officials unsure, according to a report in the Glen Rock Gazette.

School board member Rona McNabola did not reveal a revised timetable, according to the report.

She was quoted as saying: "In looking at the project schedule at that time, it was noted that we had 19 days of inclement weather (since the work started), so all the predictions of one more winter that was going to be dry and warm went right down the tubes. We did set up a meeting for this Thursday (Feb. 28) so we can update the group on what's going on."

Field upgrades include new dugouts, sprinkler systems, new infield clay, installation of sod in the outfield, and protective fencing. The contract to Turco Golf Inc. is worth $365,000.

To allow the grass sod on the baseball field to stabilize, soccer, football and lacrosse will not be permitted to use the baseball field in 2013.

A spate of poor weather was cited as one of the reasons the opening of the multipurpose field was delayed last fall.

JAFO February 27, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The students seem optimistic, as noted in the school paper... In October, Glen Rock High School witnessed the transition to a new artificial turf football field. On April 3rd, 2013, an equally exhilarating event is going to occur: the Glen Rock High School Baseball Team will play their first home opener (in two seasons) against the Garfield Boilermakers on their own field. And with the Panthers winning three consecutive championships, the new field is just what they need to keep them on their winning path. http://theglenecho.com/2013/02/26/preview-a-field-for-legends-glen-rock-baseball/
Big Brother February 28, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Did you see where Moody's downgraded GR's G.O. rating from Aa2 to Aa3? It affects $5.7mm of debt.

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