The McGill Revitalization group plans to spend $10,000 to bring the dormant little league field in town back to life. The field, part of a larger full-size baseball field in the middle of McGill, has long been hallmark of the town, and back when Kennecott Copper built it back in the 1920’s, it was the only lit field at night in the state.
Terri Curto, a member of the revitalization group, said that making the field playable again will benefit the youth of the community in McGill while also providing a nearby field for Ely if their fields are occupied.
The group brought the idea to the town council, and figured the project in total would cost in the ballpark of $10,000, including new dirt, bleachers and more. Though they don’t have a date as to when the project will start, they do estimate it will take between one to two days worth of work before it is in playable condition. The group will also throw their second annual McGill Community Yard Sale on June 14 to help raise extra money towards future projects, which include renovating the baseball field once the little league field is complete. For more information about the project or about how to volunteer to help with it’s construction, contact Terri Curto at 775-289-2439 or Stacy Laird at 775-2357442.