Work on New Tulsa Baseball Stadium Progressing

Wed July 01, 2009 - West Edition

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Visible progress in the construction of a new $60 million baseball stadium in downtown Tulsa is being made.

A tour of the Oneok Field project on June 1 showed the underground clubhouses, the steel flooring of a portion of the concourse area and the outline of other significant areas and home plate.

Construction officials say the project is about 25 percent complete. Manhattan Construction Co. manager Bob Jack said the project is on time and on budget.

When finished, the stadium will seat about 6,200 people. It will be the home field for the Tulsa Drillers, who play in the Double-A Texas League.

Current plans call for the team to be able to move into a completed stadium in time for the 2010 season, which will start in April.