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Hickory Crawdads' Stadium Gets A Facelift

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HICKORY, NC – L.P. Frans Stadium, home to the Hickory Crawdads, is being renovated. New field lights have already been installed, and a number of upgrades are underway. Fans can expect new seating, VIP and picnic areas, among other improvements.

“It’s a beautiful stadium, the brick is awesome, but it’s 22-years-old,” said General Manager Mark Seaman. “So, it needed a little renovation, a few things to just dress it up. It’s important to kind of keep up with the times and keep the stadium fresh. We want the Crawdads to be here for another 22 years.”

The initial cost estimate was approximately $1.1 million, but the number rose to around $1.5 million when additional enhancements were requested.

Seaman expects the majority of the upgrades to be finished by the start of the season. Opening day is April 10, and the Hickory Crawdads will take on the Asheville Tourists.

A complete schedule is available at hickorycrawdads.com.

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