Ceremony celebrates Sullivan Field upgrades
Members of the Co-Lin Board of Trustees, administration and athletic department and representatives from Wier Boerner & Allin Architecture and Paul Jackson and Son Construction cut the ribbon to officially open the
newly renovated Walter R. Sullivan baseball field.
Phase one of the renovation reflects the college's vision of excellence in all areas of campus and student-life at Co-Lin, college officials at the ceremony.
“We are thrilled to wrap up Phase One of the renovations at Sullivan baseball field,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims. “Thank you to our Board of Trustees, our chairman Mr. Melton King, all our corporate sponsors, and our private donors. It’s a great day for Co-Lin and our baseball program.”
Phase one of the project included a Shaw turf infield with a Bermuda grass outfield, new dugouts, new black fencing, a new sidewalk entrance to the stadium and a state-of-the-art Musco lighting LED system that allows custom scheduling and the ability to instantly power on or off with no delay. The dimensions of the field stayed the same down left (330 feet) and right field (335 feet), but center field is now 400 feet.
“We are excited to have these upgrades to Sullivan Field,” said Co-Lin Athletic Director Bryan Nobile. “To give Coach (Adam) Chamblee, his staff, current and future student-athletes an opportunity to play at a great venue was the goal. Hopefully, we can now say we have a homefield advantage.”
The Wolves open their spring season in the stadium. They will also use it for their fall season and summer camps. High school and junior high games will also be played on the field.