The PITCH now enclosedMay opening eyed
Warren — The PITCH, or Penbay Indoor Turf & Community Hub, is nearing 70 percent completion and is fully enclosed as of Jan. 24.
"We are doing our best to keep things moving forward during the 'polar vortex'," said Ian Sady, construction manager at the site for Omni Construction of Thomaston.
The siding is complete and the roofing is about 50 percent in place, according to Sady. The interior finished areas — offices, function rooms, bathrooms and lobby — are being framed and roughed in with temporary walls installed between the field and finished space to keep progress moving towards completion.
The building crew has been working inside insulating walls on days when it is not possible to work outside due to cold, wind, precipitation — or a combination of all three, said Sady.
"Overall, we are probably about 70 percent of the way to completion, with roofing, insulation, interior finishes and turf installation the major tasks still to be completed," said Sady.
Co-directors Tammy and Robbie Krul will be running the facility. They are working on the day-to-day alignment of programs.
The 68,000-square-foot complex 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 in Warren, 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.
The facility is slated to open sometime late spring or early summer.
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.