CARTHAGE, Mo- A baseball stadium in carthage closes because of safety concerns. The Carl Lewton stadium in carthage has been home to the carthage tigers baseball program for more than 50 years until now.
"The concrete is bursting. it's breaking down and water has gotten into that. so it's a hazard for people. it's just an unsafe environment. and of course, once we're made aware of the full severity of the situation, we really don't have any other option." said Abi Almandinger, Parks and recs director.
The superintendent of Carthage schools Matt Baker says the news came as a surprise
" We've received a call from the city regarding what they believe is unsafe. it's something I think everybody recognize that has been like that for many years. but for some reason, the city determined at this point the best thing is to shut it down."
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