On Thursday, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced a partnership with Mohawk Valley Community College that will provide carpentry and masonry students with valuable hands-on experience making improvements at Donovan Stadium at Murnane Field.
This week, 20 students from MVCC’s carpentry and masonry program began laying the framing for concrete sidewalks within Murnane Field’s grounds. That work is expected to be completed in November, but the students will continue to work on other projects at the stadium over the next several semesters, including tile work, upgrading the existing dugouts and building an enclosed batting cage.
Donovan Stadium at Murnane Field is currently home to the baseball teams of MVCC, T.R. Proctor High School and the Utica Blue Sox of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. It also hosts multiple baseball tournaments, the most recent of which was the American Legion Junior Tournament in July.