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Work begins on Narrabundah
Ballpark set for $5million upgrade
03/19/2018 10:32 PM ET
Baseball Canberra CEO Donn McMichael and ACT Sport Minister Yvette Berry at Narrabundah Ballpark.
Baseball Canberra CEO Donn McMichael and ACT Sport Minister Yvette Berry at Narrabundah Ballpark. 

History was made at the home of Baseball ACT and the Canberra Cavalry this afternoon, with the first sod turned in the Narrabundah Ballpark upgrade.

ACT Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry, Canberra Cavalry General Manager Dan Amodio, and Canberra Cavalry CEO Donn McMichael were present for the sod turning ceremony, along with the Baseball Canberra board of directors.

The $5million committed by the government will ensure Narrabundah Ballpark as one of the premier baseball facilities in Australia, with the funding set to be used for a function room, refurbished locker rooms as well as bringing the base lines in, so fans have the opportunity to be even closer to the ballgame.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Berry was excited to cement Narrabundah Ballpark as a top quality facility in Australia.

"This is an important and exciting announcement for baseball in Canberra," Minister Berry said.

"This ballpark is already one of the best in the country to watch baseball, and these significant upgrades will ensure that Narrabundah Ballpark will be an even better place to watch the Canberra Cavalry."

Plans for the upgrade were hatched following the Cavalry's 2013 ABL championship, and current General Manager Dan Amodio believes this will further enhance Canberra's appeal to host major events.

"The redevelopment is focused on improving the Cavalry game day experience for our members and fans and developing a truly high-performance venue for our local and international players," Amodio said.

"We're very grateful for the ACT Government's partnership on this project and for the support they've shown the Cavalry since the team's first pitch back in 2010. We're also grateful to everyone in the Canberra Baseball Community who has embraced the team as their own from the beginning and helped to make it a success."

The upgrade is expected to be completed before the 2018/19 Australian Baseball League season begins later this year.

You can be part of this historic re-development by donating to this project. Click here to donate and gain exclusive recognition and get on board with the Canberra Cavalry.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.