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Edmond's $5.7 million four-field softball complex work is moving forward

Completion of Edmond's $5.7 million four-field softball complex is expected by late summer or early fall. Edmond 66 Park is at Post Road and State Highway 66.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: April 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm •  Published: April 25, 2013
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/articleid/3802878/1/pictures/2035254">Photo - Construction of Edmond’s new softball complex is underway. It is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall.  Photos By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman
Construction of Edmond’s new softball complex is underway. It is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall. Photos By David McDaniel, The Oklahoman

Concrete has been poured on two of the four bleacher areas, he said.

City officials expect the field lighting package will go out for bids shortly. Funding for the lighting will come out of the park tax fund.

Adult softball players, about 1,500 strong, have been waiting for more than 11 years for a new place to play their sport. Money for the project was approved by Edmond voters in 2000 with a special 3/4-cent sales tax.

Softball players have been using the Bickham Softball Complex, on Midwest Boulevard between Danforth and Covell roads, near the city's sewage treatment plant.

The city has made minor upgrades at the old fields at Bickham Softball Complex through the years. Maintenance for the complex is done by the softball association, which leases the facilities.

There isn't space to expand at that location, and much of the site is located in the flood way, prohibiting additional construction.

Edmond officials purchased 118 acres of land on the far eastern city limits for $1.5 million in 2007.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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