Stadium Bond Issue Passed by 13 Votes and Amount Came in 4 mil over Engineering Estimates

Stadium Bond Issue Passed by 13 Votes and Amount Came in 4 mil over Engineering Estimates

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NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source http://www.nwarktimes.com/adg/News/203379/print/ 1 of 2 12/19/2007 8:31 AM SPRINGDALE : Stadium said well ahead of schedule BY RICHARD MASSEY Posted on Friday, October 5, 2007 URL: http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/203379/ SPRINGDALE — An army of workers in hard hats poured concrete, sawed stone, laid brick and moved dirt Thursday at Arvest Ballpark. The foul smell of decomposing organic matter seeped through the surface of the red dirt surrounding the stadium bowl. A man operating a small bulldozer equipped with a laserguided grading system prepared the field for sod. With a March 1 deadline for substantial completion, construction workers moved with purpose and precision. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a Class AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are scheduled to make their first home appearance April 10. If the $ 32 million stadium isn’t ready for the lead up to their debut, ballpark contractor Crossland Construction will have to pay $ 325, 000. “We won’t even come close to the deadline,” James Farmer, Crossland’s project supervisor, said during a media tour. “We’ll get it done.” Crews work from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m. Monday through Saturday and half shifts on Sunday. As many as 112 workers can be on site at any given time. A patchwork of mobile
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Stadium Bond Issue Passed by 13 Votes and Amount Came in 4 mil over Engineering Estimates

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