EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Obsolete lighting, an antiquated electrical system, a leaky roof, a barely functioning scoreboard and broken seats.
Bosse Field’s list of repair needs is as long as a Louisville Slugger bat, but help for the historic baseball park could be on the way.
The Evansville Vanderburgh School Board at an upcoming meeting will vote on a resolution allowing Superintendent David Smith to negotiate a contract with Energy Systems Group of Newburgh. The contract would facilitate a series of renovations to keep the ballpark viable.
The school district owns Bosse Field, which opened in 1915. It’s been leased since 1995 by the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League.
Bosse Field over the years has had minor upgrades, some funded by the school district and others by the Otters. But the ballpark’s most expensive deficiencies can’t be put off any longer, said Mike Duckworth, president of the Bosse Field Historical Society.
At the request of the school district…