Bowman Field has a sparkle to it with major modernization

Bowman Field is once again home to minor league baseball’s Williamsport Crosscutters.

But when the Cutters opened the home portion of their schedule last week, there was a palpable sparkle to the historic city facility.

Maybe it was the chair seats that now are bolted down in place of the old bleacher grandstands.

Maybe it was the new seats that replaced the old box seats in the first few rows behind the plate and down both baselines.

Maybe it was the new deck down the right-field line with special amenities to host groups for a night out at the ballpark.

Or maybe it was the newly landscaped field and relocated, upgraded dugouts.

In other words, Bowman Field has gotten a lot more than a fresh coat of paint.

The latest battery of projects, along with some changes made over the past decade, have produced a facility that is almost completely refurbished.

So there is the best of both worlds.

Bowman Field has historic landmark status. But it’s also modern enough to suit today’s fan. And just to underscore that new-car look, the facility will be hosting a Major League Baseball game on Aug. 20 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals that will include a national audience watching on ESPN.

We encourage residents to set aside a night at the ballpark this summer and check out what they have in Bowman Field.

The facility has never been more inviting.