City advancing baseball stadium despite higher cost

By The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette’s mayor doesn’t plan major changes to plans for a new city baseball stadium even though construction bids totaled nearly $4 million more than expected.

The new 2,500-seat stadium would be built at the same site as the current Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park southeast of downtown Lafayette.

Mayor Tony Roswarski tells the (Lafayette) Journal & Courier that no modifications will be made that would diminish the stadium’s functionality or its value as a gateway into the city.

Roswarski blames higher steel and labor costs for bids exceeding the project’s $16.5 million estimate.

The current stadium is home to the Lafayette Aviators of the amateur Prospect League. Demolition is planned for this fall, with the new stadium opening in spring 2021.




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