KLAMATH FALLS, OR – October 29, 2021 Klamath Youth Baseball and Softball (KYBS), the operations and managing nonprofit at historic Kiger Stadium, was awarded a $28,836.00 Economic Development Grant through Klamath County. The grant funds, along with monies from the Autzen Foundation and the City of Klamath Falls, will fund painting the outside of the stadium, the press box and the ticket booth along with replacement of the exterior catwalk that leads up to the press box on the roof of the stadium.
City of Klamath Falls also budgeted for new metal outfield bleachers to be placed on the first and third base sides of the baseball field to replace the recently removed wooden outfield bleachers.
KYBS will continue its grant application efforts and to pursue alternative funding sources to complete major renovations and upgrades to various features at Kiger Stadium in efforts of restoring the historic gem in our City Parks system. Project goals include:
- Large murals mounted on the outside of the grandstands
- Improving the all-wood historic grandstand seating and professionally cleaning under the roof over the grandstand seating
- Changing the outfield lights to a modern and cost-efficient LED lighting system
- Stripping and repainting all wood fencing around the stadium
- Improving the locker rooms under the stadium for all players
- Resurfacing or crack sealing the parking lot
- Potentially replacing the grass infield with artificial turf, new infield baseball soil and construction of a new pitching mound
Over the past few nights, potential future Junior Falcons baseball players had tryouts at Kiger Stadium for their upcoming seasons and were able to enjoy the beautiful field and amenities at the stadium.