Monday, July 23, 2012

McKechnie Field: Live music venue in Bradenton

Bradenton, McKechnie Field and baseball have been a winning combination for nearly 90 years.

In the near future, the Friendly City's most famous destination could also be attracting fans of Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert (watch her perform in Estero below) or Elton John.

Just to name a few of the pop world possibilities.

The $7.5 million in upgrades for McKechnie Field, unanimously approved by city council last week, will surely enhance the baseball-watching experience when the Pittsburgh Pirates start spring training in February.

The improvements should also help put the ballpark on the live music map.

Read more of my Sunday column.

—Photo provided of an artist's rendering of the improvements approved for McKechnie Field.

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