By Vanessa Lynch, Hawaii Army Weekly, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public AffairsJanuary 27, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Stoneman Field complex, here, is undergoing a major $9.1 million renovation.
Demolition of the Stoneman Softball Field, Gimlet Field and Stoneman Stadium, here, are scheduled to begin in March, to make way for a new athletic complex.
When completed, Stoneman's fields will all be new and another softball field and other amenities will be added.
Demo work and construction of the new facilities are projected to be completed in January 2013. This non-appropriated fund construction project, which replaces antiquated athletic venues, was initiated in late 1980, redesigned a number of times and finally funded in fiscal year 2010.
"It is unfortunate that the demolition phase of this project interfered with Child, Youth and School Services' sports, but the demolition phase of this project must begin due to funding availability and fiscal year execution requirements," said Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. "The end results, however, will be a much-improved and modern facility for everyone."
According to Terence Park, Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Branch, Community Recreation Division, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, USAG-HI, amenities will include three lighted softball fields; a lighted soccer/football field,with a 400-meter rubber track; a fitness trail around the perimeter of the complex with eight workout stations; and restrooms.
USAG-HI's Sports, Fitness and Aquatics office will be located in complex.