Monday, June 12, 2017

$1.4 Million For Seidler Field Reconstruction

A $1.1 million Green Acres grant will cover most of a $1.4 million reconstruction of Seidler Field.

The City Council previously approved a contract for Pennoni Associates to provide engineering services for the project. A contract with Your Way Construction of Irvington is now up for council consideration Tuesday and, if moved to the agenda, approval at the June 19 regular meeting.

Tuesday's meeting is 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. The regular meeting is 8 p.m. June 19 in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.

 According to the resolution, the upgrades will include a synthetic turf, new LED lighting, bleachers, scoreboard and interior fencing. The City received a grant award of $1,100,000.00 from Green Acres for the project. Two city accounts of $63,000.00 and $217,628.79 will provide the balance of the $1,380,628.79 cost of the project.

The Seidler Field site in the city's East End includes a pool and fields used by Pop Warner football teams.


  1. Good news for sure. This has been a long time coming.... Better late than never....

  2. All I can say is YAY for the continued progress. And what a blessing to us tax payers for grants being sought and awarded to help in the funding of projects such as this. The youth will have a place to play on that they can be proud of. Many out of town teams come to play our teams so this will also be a good representation for Plainfield.
    N. Jordan

  3. Arthur Seidler was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Plainfield back in 1921. He served as the club's first sergeant at arms.

  4. It would be nice if a total redone could be done at Rushmore Playground, and bring back a quality baseball / softball complex with designed parking. Many of great athletes received their start there in the 60's, 70's and 80's. More are waiting for a quality field of dreams.

    1. There is lot of potential at Rushmore as well. We also need an auxiliary Police post on the West end to provide the coverage and presence since the West End is so far away from the main station.