IRON RIVER— Work at Nelson Field has been given the go-ahead after the project won approval for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant.
A $49,900 grant for accessibility improvements was approved for 2014, according to a press release.
The project requires a $19,139 match from the city of Iron River. The city plans to contribute $10,000 in cash and $9,139 worth of in-kind contributions, according to City Manager Perry Franzoi.
The project will entail handicap-accessible pathways, a viewing platform, connector path, extension of the grandstand’s back railing and new ticket booths and storage sheds.
The project at Nelson Field was the only Natural Resources Trust Fund grant awarded in Iron County and one of only 11 awarded in the Upper Peninsula.