Lexington, SC (WLTX) --- One day after officially announcing a move to Lexington County, officials with the Columbia Blowfish formally unveiled the drawings of the new stadium which will be constructed at Wildcat Hollow, the former home of Lexington Wildcat football games.
That area has not been used on a full-time basis since Lexington built a stadium on campus. As a result, the Blowfish teamed up with the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission to build the $3 million, 3,000-seat facility.
Blowfish President Bill Shanahan unveiled the drawings of the new stadium from Quakenbush Architects and Planners with a host of Lexington County officials present underneath a canopy in the end zone area. where home plate will now be.
While the team will be known as the Lexington County Blowfish and the venue will have the title of Lexington County Baseball Stadium, Shanahan hopes baseball fans from all over the Midlands will continue to support Blowfish baseball.
Head coach Jonathan Johnson says the new stadium is on par with any Coastal Plain League franchise.
While the Florence Redwolves use the new stadium at Francis Marion, Johnson says having a stadium that is geared towards the Blowfish is something he does not take for granted.
Ground will be broken this fall, with an expected completion date in summer of 2015.