GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium complex will help increase the longevity of both stadiums, as Grand Junction continues to grow.
From baseball to football games, Lincoln Park Stadium has seen a lot of traffic, but it is now time for the complex to meet the demands of the community. “The Lincoln Park Stadium really is at the heart of the Grand Junction community and it really is so critical to so many institutions that make a big impact on the quality of life here in Grand Junction,” Ken Sherbenou, Parks and Recreation Director said.
Construction at Lincoln Park Stadium is underway. Suplizio Field and Stocker Stadium are home to many Grand Junction sports teams including the JUCO World Series, and the Grand Junction Rockies.
The first step in the renovations process is the demolition of the aged stands behind home plate and along the 3rd baseline at Suplizio field. Other renovations planned include new western bleachers at Stocker Stadium, electrical, IT and audio-visual upgrades, and improvements to both entry ways.
“It is going to be a phenomenal facility it is just going to enhance it and we should be done in 2022 before the Alpine Bank JUCO first pitch and it will be much more comfortable next year,” Darren Coltrinari, JUCO Tournament Operations said.
These renovations are included in the 2019 Lincoln Park Stadium plan, and is an approximately 10 million dollar collaborative project. “With any key piece of your infrastructure you need to invest in it,” Sherbenou said, “To keep it current, and safe, and functional and best serving the needs of all the different user groups.”
The project is by the community for the community, through partnerships between the city of Grand Junction, JUCO, School District 51 and Colorado Mesa University.