Sky Sox overhauls home field

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has begun renovating the field drainage system and playing surface of its Security Service Field.

After ten seasons of use and more than 700 baseball games since the last overhaul in 2004, renovation is necessary to ensure safe and professional playing conditions on the field and efficient drainage during inclement weather, according to the Sky Sox announcement on Wednesday.

“The record level of rainfall last summer exposed some issues with the field that had built up over the years the we felt needed to be addressed, so we moved forward with the renovation this Fall to be ready for the Spring,” said President and General Manager Tony Ensor in the release.

Renovations within the 25-year-old structure will include the replacement of the multi-layered playing surface and replacement of drainage piping around the warning track.

Highlands Ranch-based GreenOne Industries has been hired as the general contractor and will be working alongside other Colorado companies such as G & S Solutions of La Salle, Graff’s Turf Farms of Fort Morgan and C & C Sand and Stone Co, which is based in Colorado Springs. Many of the contractors hired to complete the job have worked extensively with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, according to the release.

The Sky Sox release did not include a cost estimate or timeframe for the project.