Stadium project nearing completion

Stadium project nearing completion

The Saddleback baseball season is just weeks away and with a new season comes revived optimism.  The Gauchos will open after major renovations to the baseball complex.

Saddleback opens the season on January 26 when it hosts San Diego City College at 2:00 PM.  The Gaucho baseball experience will have a new look and feel for its fans as the renovation of Doug Fritz Field nears completion.

Construction crews are in the final phases of an overhaul of the stands, press boxes and baseball offices, which are expected to be completed in the coming weeks in time for opening day.

"We're excited to see the final result," head coach Sommer McCartney said.  "It's been a long time coming and we're excited to have a new look and feel."

Doug Fritz Field is expected to hold close to 600 fans after the renovations.