SPYBA Requests Permission to Advertise in City Baseball Parks
Left, SPYBA Brock Caufield hits the ball during a summer 2013 game. The outfield fences at area youth baseball parks could soon have advertising. (City-Times photo)
By Patrick Lynn
The Stevens Point Youth Baseball Association (SPYBA) will make a formal request on Thursday to the city’s park commissioners that it be allowed to sell advertising space on the outfield fences at area ball parks.
In a memo from SPYBA’s representative Shane Christophersen, the association wants to sell advertising at Mead, Morton and Iverson Park ball diamonds to help offset the rising costs of maintenance and improvements.
In 2013 the association made several improvements to the program which include pouring new cement pads for batting cages at Morton and Mead parks, new batting nets, repairing the roofs on various concession buildings and purchasing portable fencing at Iverson Park.
In 2014, SPYBA’s planned maintenance grows even further, to include a new batting cage and covered dugouts as well as repairing the announcement booth at Iverson and purchasing scoreboards for Mead and Morton parks.
The Board of Park Commissioners meets Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Rec Center, 2332 Sims Ave.