Bombers looking to construct upper deck


HUNTINGBURG — League Stadium will likely get a new physical feature this year.

The grassy area next to the shelter house will be concreted and an observation deck will be built overhead.

The shelter house and deck will be fenced off by a half wall and the area will be made into a rental space that can be used for special events.

“We’ve been working on this for the last several months,” Dubois County Bombers owner Mike Uebelhor told the Huntingburg Park Board Monday. He said the organization would like to have this ready and available when this season starts.

The upper deck will be 20-by-30 feet and it will be accessible by stairs, said Ashley Blessinger, who handles sales and advertising for the Bombers.

“The entrance will be at the end of the shelter house, and will be fenced off,” she said. “So that will make this its own area, its own spot, for those that rent the space for the night.”

The deck will be constructed with treated lumber and painted to match the rest of the stadium next season. “You can’t paint treated lumber for about a year,” Blessinger said.

The deck will be set back from the fence line. “If you have somebody up top and they spill something, we don’t want that going onto the field,” she said.

There is still an open area in front of the concessions and beer stand where the general public can stand at the fence, Blessinger added.

Uebelhor said last month that other stadiums like League Stadium have similar areas, so the upper deck is not a new concept.

“It’s something that we wanted to do to add more updates to the stadium,” he said. “The purpose of that is to go out and sell corporate nights for that specific area.”

The park board was supportive and gave the green light for the project.

“It looks good,” Board President Mike Fulkerson said. “I like this concept.”

The board also:

• Told Park Director Larry Altstadt to get exact costs for replacing the diving board at the pool. The pool’s board is cracked, making it unsafe to use, Altstadt said. The cost to replace the board and platform will be about $16,000, he estimated.

• Approved purchasing a mower from All Seasons Lawn Equipment for $5,494.

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