Opening Day for Cornbelters' Stadium
By WEEK Producer
July 15, 2010
The town of Normal has a new home for baseball. Tuesday marks the official grand opening of the Normal Cornbelters new 12 million dollar stadium.
In today's tough times, a project like this is pleasing more than just baseball fans. The doors are open, the ribbon is cut and Tuesday evening the Cornbelters will play ball. For a lot of people in Normal this is about more than just baseball. This 12 million dollar stadium is a sign of better times to come.
"It's a private entity, it's a community project, it's a fun project. The whole community is going to use it. It's not a have-to project, it's a want-to project. That gives people a bit of hope that things will turn around economically," said John Hooker with J. Hooker Construction.
"It's great to be able to bring people affordable family entertainment like this for this community, which is on the rise. It just fits in with what's happening here," said Steve Malliet, President of Normal Cornbelters.
The Cornbelters will kick-off the season the Windy City Thunderbolts.