Hagåtña, Guam – Major upgrades and renovations are on its way for a popular Mangilao field used for sports and family activities. Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio joined the Mangilao Community to break ground on the Bill Muña Ball Park renovation project. The project will consist of renovating the baseball field to meet USA baseball field dimensions, installing a new electric outdoor scoreboard system and adding new base pads and plates, a new concrete pad for the existing bleachers, grading of existing field, and new fencing. Other upgrades include new lighting, construction of new bathrooms, and a new walking/running path. The project will cost $731,632 and is funded by a Capital Improvement Grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
“Our people are resilient as we work toward recovery through this pandemic, so we’re excited to see many of these long-awaited projects in our villages move forward. These renovations to the Bill Muña Ball Park will enhance every aspect of your experience at the field whether you’re an athlete or a family enjoying quality time and exercise. These kinds of projects are an investment in our villages, but more importantly a testament to our commitment to supporting the well-being of our people,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
“Sports give our youth a sense of direction, help develop strong work ethic and learn what it means to be a part of a team. Projects like this provide a positive impact to the youth in Mangilao, and everyone who utilizes the field. This facility will provide a safe haven for athletes and families and will be a tremendous source of pride for the people of Mangilao,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio.
The park is named after George William “Bill” Pereira Muña, a longtime coach, sports organizer and team coordinator for all levels of baseball on Guam. The park is located behind the Mangilao Community Center.
“It is a long-awaited project that is greatly needed and it will be well-utilized. On behalf of the Vice Mayor, Municipal Planning Council, Mayor’s Office staff, and our residents, we thank all those who made this project possible for our people. Biba, Mangilao!” said Mangilao Mayor Allan R.G. Ungacta.
“Many people have memories of the park, either watching games or playing ball, or by attending a training or a family function. The Mayor and I are excited for any improvement in our community, because it means that our residents can avail of positive and safe activities and services,” said Mangilao Vice Mayor Kevin A.N. Delgado.
Canton Construction Corporation is the contractor for the project. The renovations and upgrades of the Bill Muña Ball Park is expected to take up to 180 calendar days to complete. To view the groundbreaking in its entirety, visit https://fb.watch/d3bXTkxPgH/.