Sarasota County staff and other stakeholders held an official test of the $1.2 million lighting overhaul Monday, with positive results, said Sarasota County Sports Development and Athletics Manager Pat Calhoon. The system includes new technology, such as a phone application to control the lights, and are more efficient and environmentally friendly.
"They really look great," said Calhoon, who served as the stadium manager when it originally opened in 1989.
County staff originally expected the project to cost roughly $900,000, but asked commissioners in November to allocate additional funding to accommodate the lowest bid submitted by Himes Electric Company Inc. Commissioners had previously directed staff to fast-track the project to have the stadium ready for spring training.
Casual fans may not notice a difference during night games, but players will certainly appreciate the upgrade of the dated system.
"Those lights were burned out and they were used," Calhoon said. "It's really great to see the process finally come to fruition."
Currently 0 Responses
3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
6 SILL Global Issues Lecture
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Couple celebrates 54th anniversary
Carol and Jules Green met at a summer camp where Carol was a junior counselor and Jules was a waiter.
Officers welcome holiday backup
The Sarasota Police Department is on the lookout for an elf who goes by the name of Officer Elf on the Shelf.
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.