BY MATTHEW LANE
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen received this recommendation during a work session last week where city officials provided an update on the overall ball field project.
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According to the conceptual plan, the sports complex will have four ball fields, in a wagon-wheel design with a centrally located two-story building for scoring, concessions and restrooms. Two of the fields will be 325 feet, one 350-foot championship field with terrace seating and a fourth field at 300 feet.
The BMA allocated an additional $72,000 toward the project to cover the cost of the pond work and McCartt said the water, sewer and transmission line work was identified in the design process and has already been earmarked in the original budget.
The additional grading work would cost approximately $250,000, but would likely cost 25 percent more if Kingsport were to come back in five years to do the work, McCartt said.