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BE discusses a new baseball dugout

By Staff | May 26, 2019

The block walls of the current dugout at the baseball field have had to be shorn up with support braces.

The team dugouts at the city-owned Veterans Baseball Field at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth are in need of repair.

And, the Blue Earth City Council spent some time at their meeting last Monday night discussing several options for constructing new ones.

They looked at four different types of dugouts which had price tags ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 each.

However, most of the council’s discussion centered both on when to do it, and how to fund it.

“This is just some preliminary information,” city administrator Tim Ibisch said. “Just to get the council’s input on how to proceed. One suggestion could be to send it to the Park and Rec Board for further study.”

Ibisch said there was no money in this year’s budget to cover the cost, but added the best time to do a project like this is in the fall after the baseball season is over.

Waiting for it to be in the 2020 budget would put the work being done after two ball seasons, it was pointed out.

The current block wall dugouts are cracked due to