NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Travelers' season is set to begin on Thursday at Dickey Stephens Park and fans and visiting players will be treated to an amazing view of the recently finished Broadway Bridge.
As the team practices, players new and old can see that the baseball park has gotten a very big upgrade in way of scenery. From 3rd base, there's a clear view of the Broadway Bridge for the players and fans will surely be able to take in the spectacle as well.
But, Travs fans will also have an easier route to the ballpark thanks to the construction in and around the Broadway Bridge.
Assistant General Manager Rusty Meeks said parking is still the same, but how fans get to and from the ballpark has greatly improved.
"We've got three walkways now, I think we had two last year," Meeks said. "It's going to be taller so you don't have to duck when people walk in."
Before the new bridge was completed fans would have to walk underneath the construction with no lighting or pavement. Meeks is promising both pavement and plenty of lighting.
"It will be lit up and everything. So, it will be super easy for people to see to get there," he said.
The walkways are a seamless addition to the park, providing another extra level of ease for fans as they enter Dickey Stephens.
Meeks said when the construction is finally finished, workers will paint and match the building color. And with those added lanes and better access, fans can except no problems before the team throws out its first pitch on Thursday.
The Arkansas Travelers will open home play against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first pitch is set to take place at 7:10 p.m.
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