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Wade Stadium Set for $2.3 Million in Upgrades by April

Updated: 08/18/2014 10:15 PM
Created: 08/18/2014 9:21 PM WDIO.com

The Duluth City Council unanimously approved a nearly $2.3 million contract with Kraus Anderson Construction Company Monday night for improvements to Wade Stadium.

Phase one of the project includes preparations for new artificial turf, lighting repairs, painting and more. This phase is expected to be complete by April 2015. 

Councilor Howie Hanson said, as a former baseball player, this is a special project for him. He says it will allow baseball teams like the Duluth Huskies and St. Scholastica Saints to play outside earlier in the spring than they could before. He said it will also allow Wade Stadium to be better suited for other types of events. 

"I'm really excited about this project in terms of the economic opportunities this creates. It gives us a championship level facility, a multi-use facility that we can do some really exciting things with," Hanson said. 

Bids for phase two of the upgrades will be taken in September. That phase includes new stadium seating, a fresh scoreboard, field maintenance equipment and more. 

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