Anoka christened Castle Field with a Legion Post 102 alumni game July 3.
The game featured the current 18-man roster along with 32 former players for a maroon versus white exhibition game. Maroon took the win 9-6 as many memories were made at the brand-new baseball complex.
The Anoka City Council has ordered the plans for the second phase of construction at Castle Field.
The first pitch was thrown from the mound of the new Castle Field last week, marking a milestone of moving the historic baseball field across town.
The first pitch will be thrown out at Anoka’s new Castle Field Wednesday, July 3, 6 p.m.
Phase one of construction on Anoka’s new Castle Field is nearly complete.
Jim Lundeen wears many baseball caps: founder of the Anoka Bucs town ball team, American Legion baseball and Anoka Ramsey baseball promoter, distributor of Killebrew Root Beer, Castle Field fund-raising committee member – and giver of an $8,000 donation to the Castle Field Association.
With the old Castle Field decommissioned, the property is prepped for construction of the new RiverWay Clinic just off Highway 10.