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Neligh baseball - and food - fans can rejoice. The concession stand has been given new life.
Thanks to funding from the Neligh Ball Board, the concession stand at Riverside Park has been given a renovation and update.
“We wanted a bigger area so we could offer more items out of the concession stand,” said Diann Arehart.
The new area gives the Ball Board more room to work, which in turn means they can bring in more food options. The menu has not been finalized yet, according to Arehart, but she did confirm that ice cream will be one of the options.
The renovations, with the exception of the plumbing, were even done by a prominent Neligh baseball figure. Dan Murray and his brother Denny Murray did the work for the update.
Some of the improvements the Murrays did include the tearing out of walls to make the main area bigger, improvements on the electrical and lighting components, new paint, a new island, a new sink, a bigger hot water heater and a bigger air conditioner to keep the workers cool on the hot summer days.
Arehart said the improvements were greatly needed.
“It’s going to give us more options in the future and it gives us more room to work,” she said. “It was badly run down. It needed the face lift.”