The engineer will prepare detailed plans that show specifics on how to keep the field area well drained and will provide construction details including all of the necessary dimensions and measurements. Rounding out the batting order is a contractor who will implement the construction plans including clearing the property, constructing the playing field and other site improvements. The contractor will be assisted by the land surveyor who will place reference stakes that will guide the contractor in grading the land and executing the design.
From there, the designated hitters are the subcontractors who will install field amenities such as the dugouts, backstop, irrigation systems, and fencing. Depending on the size of the field, the entire project from concept to live pitching can range from about six months to two years. It is often advisable to allow the field to remain unused for a season to allow the grass to mature. The project timeline can be accelerated if artificial or sod turf is used rather than grass from seed.
Baseball fields are located in most towns across the Cape. Cape Cod Baseball League games can be seen weekly at Doran Park, Bourne; Guv Fuller Field, Falmouth; Lowell Park, Cotuit; Stony Brook School, Brewster; and Whitehouse Field, Harwich to name a few. The Orleans Firebirds’ home field is Eldredge Park, a field noteworthy for its cascade-style seating, band shell, and beautiful grounds.