Robbinsdale Baseball Field Being Converted To Meet Softball Demand
Local softball players will soon have a new field to play their games in Robbinsdale. The city of Robbinsdale is converting a baseball field at Sanborn Park into one designed for softball.
“This is going to be our first field in this community that is specifically designed for girls’ fastpitch softball,” said Joe Girod, president of the Armstrong Cooper Girls Fastpitch Association. “We are just thrilled to be able to have players be out here in the spring, filling the stands with families, and bringing other communities into our fields and demonstrating and showing what we have to offer.”
Shrinking numbers in Little League Baseball and growing participation in the Armstrong Cooper Girls Fastpitch Association are the driving force behind the project.
City officials in Robbinsdale said this year, the softball association had 13 teams and approximately 140 players. Four years ago, they had four teams and approximately 40 players.
Converting the Sanborn Park field to softball includes removing the infield grass and the pitcher’s mound. It’s expected to be ready by next spring.
When the season begins next spring, it will be one of the only softball fields with covered dugouts in the area.
“We’re looking for it to be one of the most highly used softball fields probably in the area once it gets going in 2024,” said Matt Bazyk, Robbinsdale’s recreation services manager.
Play will begin in May and coaches expect games to take place Monday through Thursday during the season.