Newbern Baseball Club

Newbern AL / 2001 / 5th Year Project

Newbern Baseball Club

Newbern AL / 2001 / 5th Year Project

The Newbern Baseball Club Renovation and Rejuvenation Project was a first-time effort to upgrade and sustain a country town's love of baseball. Students planned, designed, and constructed the rejuvenation of the Newbern baseball field. Two miles northeast of the six buildings that make up downtown Newbern, a small piece of farmland has been the site of regional baseball games for the last 100 years.

Funded in part by the generosity of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, the community uses the renovated field every Sunday afternoon during the baseball season.The main part of the project was a sculptural backstop that utilizes everyday chain link fencing. Uniquely, the chain link is hung from suspension wires donated by Alabama Power. There is no horizontal structure to obscure sight-lines and the backstop acts as an amazing armature between on-field and off-field activities.

Project Team

Marnie Bettridge, James Kirkpatrick, Jay Sanders

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