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Veterans Park Sparkles Under New Lights, June 1970

Veterans Park Sparkles Under New Lights, June 1970 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 28, 1970
Caption
Veterans Park, located on Maple Road between Dexter and Jackson Ave., is now one of the most modern softball and hardball recreation parks in the state. New lights have been installed on three of the five diamonds which makes it possible for ten games a night to be played at the facility. More than 150 teams will play at this park sometime this summer. There are two softball diamonds and three for hardball games. There is a doubleheader on each diamond every week night with Connie Mack competition and softball exhibitions on Saturdays. More than 500 spectators a night turn out to see the major softball leaguers play. The park wil be the site of the 1970 American Softball Association's Class 'A' State Championship Series on August 7, 8 and 9. The top softball teams in the state will be competing in this tourney. More than 12,000 spectators are expected. Last year Ann Arbor hosted the Class B tourney.

Ann Arbor Yesterdays ~ The Coming Of Light

Ann Arbor Yesterdays ~ The Coming Of Light image
Parent Issue
Day
12
Month
September
Year
1960
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New Lights at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1961 Photographer: Duane Scheel

New Lights at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 3, 1961
Caption
There Shall Be Light: Everything's in readiness for under-lights baseball and softball competition at Veterans Park this season. Fifteen of the 16 banks of light can be counted in this picture made from behind the baseball diamond which is in the foreground. The softball field is in the right background.

Installing Lights at Veterans Memorial Park, March 1961 Photographer: Duane Scheel

Installing Lights at Veterans Memorial Park, March 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 31, 1961
Caption
Light Work: Workmen raise flood lights into position on a softball diamond at Veterans Memorial Park. Lights also are being placed on a baseball field at the park. Both lighting systems are expected to be ready for use this summer and will provide the means for greater use of the park by enabling teams to play after sundown. The lights are part of the continuing development of the park being carried by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.