WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) The Wisconsin Woodchucks and the Macdonald Family, in partnership with the City of Wausau will announce plans today to renovate Athletic Park and develop a Neighborhood Park adjacent to the Stadium.
The renovation of Athletic Park, which is estimated to cost $2,700,000 dollars, will be paid for entirely with private funds. The renovation will feature premium seating in the bowl with four-top table seating at field level and drink rail seating on the concourse. There will be two new Luxury Suites that will accommodate 10 to 20 people and a new press box.
In future years, additional phases of the renovation would include new bleachers, retail areas, concession stands on the first base line and new group outing decks. The renovated Athletic Park will be a valuable community asset with the ability to attract other events to the City of Wausau in addition to Northwoods League Baseball games.
At the same time, The City of Wausau and The Macdonald Family have agreed to development of a Neighborhood Park adjacent to the stadium. The Macdonald Family will donate two residential properties located along North 5th Street and $20,000 toward the development of the Neighborhood Park.
The Neighborhood Park will be a positive addition to the Athletic Park neighborhood providing residents with a valuable community asset. It will contribute to the revitalization of the Athletic Park neighborhood.
The Woodchucks have selected The Samuels Group for the renovation of Athletic Park. The renovation of Athletic Park and development of the Neighborhood Park is projected to begin at the conclusion of the Wisconsin Woodchuck 2013 season with completion for the 2014 season.