05/09/2007 1:28 PM
for immediate release: 9 May, 2007
Lighted Field for Hyannis Mets Postponed for 2007
Game Times Switch Back to 5 P.M. for Home Games
HYANNIS, Mass. -- The Hyannis Athletic Association announced today that the schedule to have lights at McKeon Field has been delayed for at least another season.
Continuing environmental concerns and rising installation costs have resulted in the postponement of McKeon Park field lights for the 2007 Hyannis Mets season.
"We feel a great deal of disappointment, but maintain the collective positive energy to complete the project." said Hyannis Mets President Tino DiGiovanni. "
Game times for the upcoming season will be at 5 p.m., with the exception of two August games which will commence at 4:30pm.
The Mets remain committed to have state-of-the-art lights installed for future seasons.
The Hyannis Athletic Association looks forward to continuing the provision of the highest level of summer collegiate baseball under the aegis of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
Over the past ten years, the Mets and their cadre of volunteers have completely transformed McKeon Park, including new bleachers, a landscaped seating terrace, a new brick backstop and improved handicapped accessibility.
Other improvements of note are irrigation upgrades beneath the playing surface and a new outfield fence.
These major improvements have been made possible through the assistance of a major grant from the Yawkey Foundation II with a matching donation from the new Pope John Paul II High School.
Just as the Mets await the development of the new baseball program at Pope John Paul II High School, the facilities at McKeon Park enhanced even further by future lighting will be better equipped than ever to serve as a recreational center for the Village of Hyannis.
For further details, visit the Mets website (www.hyannismets.com)
John Garner, Jr.
Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting