Little League field looks set for bright future

January 7, 2017 by  

The Casa Grande Little League Sports Complex is about to get new lighting.

On December 19, 2016, Casa Grande’s city council members agreed to provide $584,900 to demolish and replace the lights at the complex, which is on North Amarillo Street. Of this amount, $400,000 was already in the parks department’s budget for the current year. The remainder of the money will come from the city’s fund for capital improvements projects.

According to James Burke, who is the Casa Grande Community Services Department’s interim director, the current lighting at the field is thought to be more than 30 years old and should be replaced. Musco Sports Field Lighting won the contract. Musco says its lighting helps clients reduce their maintenance and energy costs by 50% at least. Burke said the energy-efficient lights will help Casa Grande save on its electrical bills.

In addition, the design of the new system means the light will stop at the edge of the park, reducing the spillover into nearby housing areas.

Musco’s contract with the city includes a warranty that lasts for ten years, providing labor and materials for park upkeep. The sports complex is a popular landmark for residents, who have played many softball and baseball games here over the years.

Projects like this can benefit if authorities work with flyer printing companies to create mailers for residents, giving them details of the work.