The Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization (RARO) has raised the funds to transform 2.5 acres of Lexington City property into new practice fields for year-round youth sports. The project will officially begin this Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on site and open to the public. The Annex is beside the current Brewbaker Field Sports Complex located at 198 Wallace Street.
RARO serves hundreds of young athletes every year throughout Rockbridge County. Due to a high and growing demand, the organization has a shortage of space available for teams to practice. The Brewbaker Field Annex expansion will help solve that issue, including in the project a diamond for baseball and softball as well as a multipurpose field to be used for football, lacrosse, and soccer.
“We’re very excited to get this project going,” said RARO executive director John Trudgeon. “This is a much-needed facility for our community’s young athletes. Big thanks to the local organizations who have provided generous contributions to help make this possible.”
The renovations will cost about $180,000 to construct the diamond, plant grass on the field, install drainage and irrigation systems, and build a chain-link fence around the perimeter. RARO plans to have the fields open for use by spring of 2019.