The arch shaped sign that was located above the scoreboard is a key piece to the new Infield at the Zoo project
Fans of historic Rosenblatt Stadium will be glad to know that parts of the old ballpark are not gone forever.
Today construction crews lifted the iconic sign from above the scoreboard into place on the grounds where the stadium once stood. Henry Doorly Zoo Director Dennis Pate says the tribute to Rosenblatt will be completed in about six weeks.
Infield at the Zoo will feature an infield with bases and base paths. The foul polls and home plate from the original Rosenblatt Stadium are still there. Eventually, 100 of the familiar red, blue and yellow seats will be placed in the outfield area.
There will also be trees and a grassy area around the perimiter of the replica stadium and room to play catch and enjoy a picnic. With Rosenblatt gone, Pate says they will be able to add more than one thousand new parking spaces.