Sikes Field Renovation  
As construction begins on Sikes Field, Mercer softball supporters will be able to follow the progression online through an array of photographs.
 
May 19, 2006
 
Viewed from behind the University Center.      Behind home plate.
 
 
The home (left) and visiting (right) dugouts.
 
 
The third base bleachers.                              Viewed from the outfield.
 
May 31, 2006
 
Workers prepare to remove the fence posts.    The fence capping in left field.
 
 
Right field without the fence.                            The fence capping in left field.
 
June 1, 2006
 
Remains of the third base dugout.                 Remains of the first base dugout.
 
June 2, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                               From center field.
 
June 9, 2006
 
Preparation for first base dugout.                     From right field.
 
 
Workers lay first base dugout foundation.   Finishing the third base dugout foundation.
 
June 15, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                              Overview from behind home plate.
 
June 26, 2006
 
From center field.                                        Behind home plate.
 
 
Down the third base line.                             Down the first base line.
 
July 7, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                              Down the first base line.
 
 
Behind home plate.                                     Workers lay pipes in left field.
 
July 19, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                             Down the first base line.
 
 
From behind second base.                           The third base (visitors) dugout.
 
July 27, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                              Center field with the new fence.
 
 
First base (home) dugout.                           Pouring gravel for the drainage system.
 
August 2, 2006
 
Down the third base line.                               Behind home plate.
 
 
Workers move the new sod.                          The outfield sod gets its first sip of water.
 
August 9, 2006
 
Lighting equipment sits behind home plate.   Down the first base line.
 
 
A light pole sits along the right field line.       The newly installed warning track.
 
August 29, 2006
  
Workers prepare concrete for the stands.     The new outfield fence with capping.
 
 
Working on the third-base dugout.               View from the pitcher's circle.
 
September 6, 2006
 
The new scoreboard.                                  The first base bullpen.
 
 
The backstop.                                            The bases are in place.
 
 
September 18, 2006
 
The pressbox waits to be put up.                 A crane will assist in placing the stands.
 
 
The new concession stand window.             Workers prepare the way for the stands.
 
September 19, 2006
 
The view from the pitcher's circle.                 The third base dugout.
 
October 4, 2006
 
New stands, complete with orange backs.   The pressbox gets railing for videographers.
 
The view from center field.
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