The first step of the new field at Southeastern University was to look at the site and determine how to "fit" a softball field into 55,000 sq. ft. footprint. The proposed field was staked and measured:
The goal was to place the homeplate at the northwest corner of the lot. To do this, a swale in the what will be LF will have to be moved to get to the ideal fence dimension of 200 ft. Next, the plate has to be installed far enough off the property line to build future dugouts. Lastly, the existing irrigation system will have to be adjusted and retrofitted to the new field dimensions.
More on the construction of the swale and the project later this week.
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