$37m to Be Invested in Remodeling the Mérida Baseball Stadium

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The remodeling of Mérida baseball stadium, located in Yucatan will soon commence after eight years of discussions, without actions. The Mexican army is said to be the driving force behind the construction works.

The announcement was made during the daily press conference of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. 

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The cost of remodeling the Mérida baseball stadium

The project would come at a cost of approximately US $37 million (630 million pesos). This was publicized by the head of the Defense Ministry (Sedena), Gen. Luis Cresencio Sandoval. 

The project’s scope of work

It is said that the project will involve the construction of new washrooms, renovated locker rooms, luxury boxes as well as a restaurant and bar along with adjoining workout areas.

There will be installation of ramps and more spaces that can be accessed by wheelchairs in addition to a new roof.

Home to the Yucatan Lions, the stadium was established in 1982, with a capacity to hold 16,537 spectators. The Yucatan Lions compete in the Mexican league with 18 teams. This is Mexico’s pinnacle for the professional summer baseball circuit. 

When was the idea first mooted?

It is said that there have been ongoing plans to remodel the facility for the past eight years but none of those plans materialized. According to Cresencio, the project as well as the budget will be reviewed by the Mexican Army Corps of Engineers.

Mauricio Vila Dosal, the Governor of Yucatán, claimed that construction work on the Mérida baseball stadium will begin soon. There are speculations that it will be ready for the 2024 season which is slated to commence in April. 

He went on to say that there has been noticeable coordination between the local people and the army, state as well as federal officials. Mérida baseball stadium, just like the Maya train, three airports including the revived Mexican airline, will be executed by the military. 

While in Merida, Sedena also took part in the establishment of the recently inaugurated 50-acre Grand Park La Plancha. He also participated in the launch of the new Agustin O’Horán Hospital construction.