Grantsville ballplayers, fans and spectators have had to stomach the extremely outdated concession stand at the Cherry Street Park for more than 40 years now. But things are about to change.
There should be a brand-new two-story concession stand at the ballpark sometime in May.
City Councilman Robin Baird received a $40,000 grant from the Tooele County Parks and Recreation Board to build the new stand that will feature an airconditioned scorers and announcers booths on the top level. Grantsville City will contribute $25,000 for the facility from its parks and recreation budget.
But what will make construction of the concession stand possible, said Baird, is that several Grantsville residents will contribute free labor. For instance, building contractor Jeff Killpack and others will frame the building free-of-charge. Baird is now looking for bricklayers to offer their services. He can be reached at 801-721-8359.
It is expected that demolition of the current concession stand will begin next week. Baird expects the new facility will be ready to go before June.
All ball organizations that utilize the Cherry Street Park playing field, including high school teams, soccer, baseball, softball and Tball groups, will have a chance to share in proceeds made from concession stand sales, Baird said.