Sedley ball field gets go ahead

Published 9:37 am Friday, June 15, 2012

COURTLAND—Southampton County supervisors voted unanimously to allow the construction of a ball field at Fourth Street and Sycamore Avenue in Sedley.

The Sedley Recreation Association plans to buy 2.6 acres across from Hubbard Peanut Co. for $20,000 for a second ball field in town. Rogers Memorial Park has one field.

The property under consideration was zoned for single-family homes. Baseball fields are allowed in those areas with special permission through a conditional-use permit.

Frank and Judy Drake of Columbus, Ohio, own the land.

The association also plans to build dugouts, a parking lot, concession stand and restrooms, and install lighting and bleachers. Money will need to be raised, but it’s hoped the ball field can be built by fall.

The Rogers Memorial Park has a concession stand, tennis and basketball courts, and playground.

Checks for donations can be made to the association and mailed to P.O. Box 29, Sedley, Va., 23878.