Seat Demolition Completed Ahead of Schedule, Next Project Begins Soon
YAKIMA, Wash. — Removal of the old seats at Yakima County Stadium not only started last week, but also was completed about a week ahead of original time estimates.
The demolition and removal of the 30-year-old original seating at “The Orchard” was expected to take two weeks before the layout and installation phase of new seating could begin. The layout process started Monday and is expected to continue through the week.
Nor-Pac Seating Company Inc. is handling the project. Yakima County awarded Nor-Pac the contract last fall in the amount of $363,204.63.
This morning, the Yakima County commissioners awarded a contract to M. Sevigny Construction of Yakima for maintenance and repairs at the stadium. The contract amount is $348,401.10.
That project, which includes facade repairs, painting, water mitigation roofing underneath the stadium seating bowl and other repairs, is expected to begin in coming days.
Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of April.
“The Orchard” will host area high school Class 1A and Class 2A district baseball tournaments in May, and the WIAA state 1A and 2A tournaments will be held May 27-28. The Pippins open their eighth West Coast League season on Friday, June 3.