Bucky Burgau Field To Undergo Renovation
MOORHEAD, Minn. (7/19/22)---Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that the Bucky Burgau Field will receive an $850,000 upgrade to the baseball complex.
The project includes a brand new grandstand with individual seats, new and larger dugouts and new fencing and backstop between the dugouts. A new "inning-by-inning" electronic scoreboard is also a part of the upgrade.
"I am really excited to announce this project," Bergeson said. "There have been a lot of people committed to making this happen, and to have it come true is a huge day for the baseball program and Cobber athletics. This will be another great addition to the outdoor complex that visitors see as they drive past Concordia."
The area of the grandstand behind home plate will be covered and feature individual seats. There will also be a new net backstop which will increase sight lines for all the fans. The project will begin in August and finish before the start of the 2023 season for the Cobbers.
"I speak for the coaching staff and the players when I say that we are excited for the future of the program," head coach Chris Coste commented. "This new facility at 'The Buck' creates even more excitement, and we are incredibly fortunate to have alumni, and the athletic department, who helped make this a reality."
The project is being funded through the generosity of private donations and is the first of two phases. A second phase is expected to include artificial turf for the outfield along with new bullpens and batting cage. The second phase of the current update does not have a set timeline.
"I want to thank all of the people who have helped to make this project happen," Bergeson added. "We couldn't have accomplished this upgrade without the passion of our alumni and Cobber family and friends."
Alumni, fans and friends will also have the ability to donate $1,000 to have a seat named in the grandstand. Anyone interested in donating to have a seat named should contact the Concordia Advancement Office or the Cobber Athletic Department for further details.