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Todd Field and McNamara Stadium renovations begin

The renovations of Todd Field and McNamara Stadium started this past week with the removal of the grass as artificial turf will be installed. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
The parking lot at field level will be paved, but no additional parking spaces will be added. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Todd Field resembles a dirt bike track with the amount of dirt being brought in. Another major improvement will be the installation of a handicap bleacher lift. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
The view from the main gate by Todd Field parking lot. Another improvement planned is a ticket building. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4

The renovations at McNamara Stadium and the installation of artificial turf on Todd Field started this past week, and the field now resembles a dirt bike track.

Major points of the renovations are the installation of artificial turf, a handicap bleacher lift, a ticket building and paving of the parking lot. The improvements are expected to cost just more than $2 million and are part of a larger $49.5 million bond approved by Hastings voters in 2017.

The Todd Field and McNamara Stadium improvements are expected to be completed before the fall sports seasons. The Raider football, boys' and girls' soccer and boys' and girls' lacrosse teams all use the field.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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