REGINA — The Regina Red Sox Baseball Club has released concept plans for a 3,500-seat baseball station located in the vacant railyards of Dewdney Avenue in Regina, Sask.
The club has signed a memorandum of understanding with Loving Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc., who worked with the club on the concept plans and will help facilitate the club’s financial participation with stadium construction costs.
“It’s becoming increasingly difficult for us to play at a 60-year-old field and recruit quality players and remain competitive — so we are very excited about the prospect of a new baseball stadium for Regina,” Red Sox general manager Bernie Eiswirth said in a statement.
“As of now, Alberta teams have superior venues that gives them a significant recruiting advantage, but just as important, Currie’s (the old stadium) old infrastructure severely limits our options for food and beverage, seating, parking and our ability to attract corporate sponsors.”
“We are pleased to make this announcement today and encouraged to have been able to present our plans and vision to city council. A ballpark stadium is long overdue, and we hope the City of Regina see the merits of our vision and plan so we can work together to make this a reality,” club president Gary Brotzel said.