THE $1.8 million Southland Softball clubrooms’ build is making good progress.
Southland Softball project manager Noel Eade said the framing for the 560 sq m building was going up, with different sections of the building now visible, including areas which will become offices, kitchen, function room and changing rooms.
Once the building was finished it would provide not only a wonderful rooms for all eight softball club members who would use it in the summer and Queen’s Park Football club who would use it in the winter, but also for other sporting organisations, he said.
Because of the outlook of the building on to both the softball pitches and athletics track, he said it would be a multi-purpose facility which could be used for a multitude of events.
About 35 people had already contributed to the building by buying a plaque, which would be hung in the entranceway to the rooms.
The plaques would contain the name of the person or business donating the money lasting legacy for those who contributed towards the building, he said.
“We’d like to hear from any other members of the public or businesses who would like to sponsor them as well.”
The building was also being funded with money from the Community Trust, ILT Foundation, Lotteries Commission and smaller funders as well as money fundraised by the softball fraternity.
Many supporters and softball players had contributed time and trades to help build the facility.
Weather dependant, it was hoped the new clubrooms would be opened in November, Eade said.