As a follow up to today’s news that the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) are relocating to Lexington County (SC), below are renderings of the new ballpark and the press release:
PRESS RELEASE – The Blowfish baseball organization held a press conference earlier this afternoon to unveil the renderings for the newly announced Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
The conference was held on Ball Park Road at “Wildcat Hollow,” site of the old Lexington High School football field, where new facility will be constructed. The location is across the street from the Lexington Dixie Youth Sports Complex. (Home of the 2014/2015 Dixie Youth World Series)
In addition to the renderings, Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan revealed several distinct features of the stadium, including Wrigley Field style box seats, bowl seating, a right field berm, left field lawn seating, an expanded concourse and an air conditioned hospitality club. The stadium will have a baseball capacity of 3,000, and will also be used for collegiate and high school baseball championships, baseball camps, tournaments, concerts and other local events.
Accompanying Shanahan for the announcement, were Blowfish General Manger Kelly Evans, Blowfish Head Coach Jonathan Johnson, Lexington County Recreation Aging Commission Executive Director Randy Gibson, Lexington County Recreation Aging Commission Chairman Larry Mack, Lexington County Council President, Johnny Jeffcoat and Quackenbush Arcitects and Planners Owner Doug Quackenbush.