Bowman Field Name Change

By Valerie Tysanner | vtysanner@pahomepage.com, Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 06/09 2014 05:34PM

Updated 06/09 2014 06:20PM

Lycoming County-  Repairs to Williamsport's historic Bowman Field are becoming more and more costly. 

The city recently learned the 88 year old field will need expensive repairs to its shingle roof costing upwards of 140-thousand dollars.

Instead of making the taxpayers front the bill to keep the Crosscutters' Minor League Baseball stadium usable  the city is entering into a five year agreement with Susquehanna Bank...

 
 
Historic bowman field is now officially Susquehanna Bank Park at historic Bowman Field

In return... The city is receiving 30,000 dollars off the bat...
And 120,000 dollars more spread out over the next five years.

 
Susquehanna Bank says they have been part of the Williamsport community for decades...

 
So the partnership makes sense.

 

All the money from the new partnership goes straight back into Bowman Field to keep the area maintained and a community draw for years to come.
 The Crosscutters kick off their season at the newly renamed field... This Friday at 7 pm.


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