A popular all-purpose stadium in Grand Junction, Colorado, built when Harry Truman was president, is about to see significant structural work.
Located at 12th Street and North Avenue on the northeast side of the city, the Suplizio Stadium is the home to the Grand Junction Rockies baseball team and has a 10,000-seat capacity.
The facility underwent extensive renovations in 2012 that included the building of new bleachers, a press box, and the upgrading of the stadium’s mezzanine area.
Now, Grand Junction city officials want to see work done on the much-used seating stairways. That work will additionally include the removal of existing stair treads and landings, as well as the upgrading of X-bracing where identified.
Plans also call for all of the stadium’s seating pans to be refurbished.
The work is scheduled to begin sometime this winter, with a late April completion date.
The stadium, part of the larger 42-acre Lincoln Park, was named in honor of Sam Suplizio, long-time Grand Junction businessman and baseball coach who died in 2006.
By Garry Boulard
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