Mount Vernon, New York — Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. said he is very pleased that the Mount Vernon City Council finally approved additional funding and BID documents for Memorial Field. Last night at their regularly scheduled meeting, the City Council enacted resolutions for $1.5 million in additional funding and approve construction BID documents for the new Memorial Field.
The new funding will complete the City’s $3 million contractual obligation to the overall project outlined in the Inter-municipal Agreement with the County. The additional capital funding will add:
- Field lighting
- An upgraded score board
- Away team bleachers
- An additional ticket booth and concession stand
- Satellite rest room
“These items were always apart of the base structure of the field. I’m pleased that we were able to resolve the remaining issues with the City Council and move on,” stated Mayor Young. “Now hopefully we can begin constructing this magnificent stadium without any further delays.”
Memorial Field has been a municipal park since the early 1930’s, but was significantly deteriorating and had structural and environmental concerns. The Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams envisioned converting the site into the premier sports and entertainment venue in Westchester County. The Stadium at Memorial Field facility will provide active and passive recreation for all ages and will serve as a critical component to the revitalization of the downtown Mount Vernon Area.
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