PRESS RELEASE – A major upgrade to Kiger Stadium, home of the Klamath Falls Gems, began on January 6 with the construction of the Diamond Terrace reserved seating area.
The Diamond Terrace will be home to approximately 100 reserved seats, the only grandstand reserved seating at Kiger Stadium for Gems home games. Andrews Building has been hired to oversee construction and started the project with the demolition of the current seating area.
“This is a pretty large project, and we appreciate the Kiger Stadium Association’s efforts to get this done,” Gems General Manager Chuck Heeman said. “This will be one of many upgrades to Kiger over the next few years. It’s very important to us, and to the Association, to keep the historical aesthetics of the ballpark while incorporating some modern features. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to get this area done, as we’ve already had more than 80 people commit to season tickets in this 100-seat area.”
Other upgrades are planned for installation prior to the Gems’ opening game on June 3. These include a children’s play area, additional concessions stands, a beer-only serving area and painting of the press box and many public areas.
The Gems are members of the West Coast League, a ten-team professional style wood-bat summer college league. The WCL features pro prospects from major conferences across the country. More than 100 WCL alums are playing affiliated professional baseball this season, and 11 ex-WCL stars have played in the Major Leagues this season. For more information on the league, visit www.westcoastleague.com.
Picture caption: Andrews Building began construction of Kiger Stadium’s new premium seating area on January 6. The area will be home to approximately 100 reserved seats, the only grandstand reserved seating for Klamath Falls Gems home games.
Chuck Heeman, General Manager
Phone: 541-880-4301 (cell)