Still going strong, Mulcahy Stadium still the place to play ball
It’s more than a half century old, and it’s still the go-to spot for baseball championships in Anchorage.
But, Mulcahy Stadium, built in 1964 was almost called out on strikes recently.
Four years ago, Anchorage officials discussed building a new stadium at the nearby Kosinski Fields. John Rodda, the Parks and Recreation director was on board but finances were in the way.
“It takes a fair amount of money, and that opportunity is not on the table at this point,” he said.
So Mulcahy plays on.
While the stadium, now 53, is aging, it had a renovation in 2009 which included a turf field. American Legion Baseball handled that bill.
"We felt it was important to upgrade those fields so there'd be safe conditions for the amount of games we play,” said Steve Nerland of the Alliance for American Legion Baseball.
And with budget problems all over the state, it appears that “play ball” will be heard at Mulcahy Stadium for years to come.