Framing up at the PITCH
Warren — About 80 percent of the steel framing has been erected at the PITCH indoor sports complex on Route 90 in Warren, with the remaining structural steel going up this week, according to site manager Ian Sady, of Omni Construction of Thomaston.
Once the exterior structure is complete, the steel crew will start roofing and siding to get the building enclosed.
Interior slabs are being poured this week, and interior framing and rough-in work will begin once the roof and siding are installed.
"Overall we are probably about halfway through the project," said Sady Nov. 4.
On the site, the base course of driveway and parking lot pavement will start at the end of the week or early next week. The site contractor is working on the septic system, storm water system and final exterior grading for the season.
The 68,000-square-foot facility will house a 95-by-60-yard indoor turf field that will be able to be divided into two or four field areas.
Located at 2606 Camden Road on Route 90, the PITCH will be made available to all communities and organizations and provide a space year-round for people of all ages to participate in many grass sports — such as soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, golf, football or field hockey, among other sports — through leagues, clinics, clubs and tournaments.
Maine Coast Construction, McGee Construction and Newman Concrete Services are working on the project, in addition to Omni Construction, which is functioning as the project managers.
Gartley and Dorsky, based in Rockport, are the civil and structural engineers. Rick Bresnahan of Hope is the developer.
The facility will be operated by Tammy and Robbie Krul, who run the Dutch Soccer Academy. WSF.LLC is the owner of the PITCH.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.