“Play ball!” was heard the evening of May 29th for the first time at North Main Athletic Complex. But the town’s new multi-sport facility remains a work in progress.
The Holly Springs Salamanders won their inaugural home game in a summer league for college baseball players, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 victory.
Town employees were scrambling to ensure that the stadium, although still a construction site, would be would be sufficiently ready to open for play.
“It’s really amazing all the work that has been done in the last few weeks,” Town Manager Charles Simmons said, crediting virtually every town department in addition to stadium contractor T.A. Loving.
“I had almost a surreal feeling because we’ve been working on this so long,” Simmons said. “I couldn’t help but feel that this was a momentous day for Holly Springs.”
The $19 million athletic complex is on 42 acres between Main Street and the N.C. 55 Bypass.
The 1,680 seat stadium has synthetic turf for sports including lacrosse and soccer and will have concerts and other special events.
SOURCE: Stadium Opens