City of Milbank celebrate the groundbreaking for their new baseball stadium

MILBANK, S.D.(KXLG)- Last Friday was the big day in Milbank! After over four years, the City could see its baseball field come to life! KXLG News was present at the groundbreaking ceremony. Milbank is the “Birthplace of American Legion Baseball.”

Mayor Pat Raffety spoke first, opening up the ceremony.

Milbank City Councilman Scott Hoeke had some comments to share about the importance of the project.

James Beever, CEO/Business Development with 4 Most Sports Group, talked about the quality of this field.

Tim Jurgens with the Post 9 American Legion spoke to wrap it up with the crowd.

All the American Legion members who were present received a shout-out recognition. They then did a traditional “shovel” groundbreaking photo and placement of the home plate.

We have attached the previous stories for you to enjoy the new Milbank state-of-the-art baseball field journey.

KXLG News caught up with Mayor Pat Raffety after the ceremony to learn more about this big project for a small town.

In between, the teams played on a CO-ED softball field, which was not quite the size and dimensions they needed to play.

There is much more to the project than just the field, so they still need donors.

The City promised to build an essential workable field, including dugouts, lights, etc.