The ol' Durham Athletic Park renovation has been starting to slog along this summer, and one BCR reader was kind enough to send in some photos from a recent visit to the construction site.
According to the City's most recent update to the DAP's capital projects report, work began in July on field and utilities construction, after the City Council's approval of additional funding in June 2008. The current construction phase literally lays the groundwork for the rest of the project, with this aspect of the DAP renovation beginning even as the City negotiates contracts for the remainder of the work.
One challenge with the site is the ancient utility infrastructure passing through the old ballpark, something evident in this photo:
More photos below the jump.
So far, the most visible work on the site has been a whole lot of earth-moving going on:
The project's completion date has moved to first quarter of 2009, with this year's major DAP-using events -- the World Bull Festival and the Bull Durham Blues Festival -- having moved over the the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for this year's cycle at least.