With the Alexandria Aces (summer collegiate; Texas Collegiate League) season ending, the city can turn its attention to historic Bringhurst Field -- and the future of the 80-year-old facility.
As you'll recall, the city cordoned off a big chunk of the ballpark earlier this month after it was determined there was considerable decay in the ballpark's metal superstructure. With the end of the Aces season, the ballpark is officially closed, while city officials begins the long slog toward determining what needs to be done to save the ballpark and if it's affordable.
On the one hand, you've got a city full of people who played at one point or another on the Bringhurst Field turf, never mind attending games there. On the other hand, municipal budgets are tight, and replacing metal superstructures is never cheap.
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