Chittick Field Dedicates Scoreboard Saturday
2015-08-27 · By Editor
Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Departments of Parks, Recreation & Marine and Public Works invite the public to a dedication ceremony for the new Chittick Field scoreboard on Saturday, August 29, at 9:00 am. Chittick Field is located at 1900 Walnut Avenue in Long Beach.
“This scoreboard augments one of our most significant park renovation projects in decades,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Chittick Field has been revitalized as a state-of-the-art facility, and provides many wonderful opportunities for recreation, team sports, and a healthy, active lifestyle.”
The “All Sport” scoreboard is 25 feet wide and 14 feet tall, and can be used to keep scores and time for football, soccer, and track and field events. The California Resources Corporation, formerly known as Occidental Petroleum, will be recognized on the scoreboard for its significant contributions to the Chittick Field renovation project.
“The activity at Chittick Field has been growing with Pop Warner football leagues and cheerleading squads, adult and youth soccer leagues, adult flag football leagues, Poly High School football and lacrosse programs, and hundreds of residents who come by every day and night to walk the track,” said Councilmember Andrews. “This new scoreboard enhances the experience for these athletes and recreational users.”
At 10:00 am, the Long Beach Patriots Youth Football and Cheer will host a Scrimmage Jamboree with competition at all age levels.
The 60-year old, 19-acre Chittick Field re-opened to the public on April 23, 2014 after a year of construction that transformed several dilapidated sports fields. The modern facility features a football field, an all-weather track, other track and field facilities, three soccer fields, restrooms, seating areas, sports lighting, landscaping and parking. Improvements were also made to the active stormwater treatment facility that continues to operate at Chittick Field. The renovation was funded with $9.9 million from the Los Angeles County Park and Open Space District, City of Long Beach Infrastructure funds, Open Space Bonds, and a $1 million donation from California Resources Corporation.
For more information on the Chittick Field scoreboard dedication, call 562.570.3150.