As most of you know, on April 6, fire crews responded to a fire at the historic Tink Larson Field in Waseca. The fire was contained to the grandstand area. The following is some information that Tink shared with Scott Hanson at Bethlehem Academy and was shared by Scott.

Tink said that the baseball grandstand was more than just a grandstand. There were eight rooms under the grandstand: two locker rooms, two bathrooms, two storage rooms, a shower room and a concession stand.

In the locker rooms, the floors were carpeted, there were had cubicles for the players, there were flat screen TVs in both rooms, air conditioning units in both rooms, refrigerators, microwaves, a gas grill, table and chairs to eat steaks on after games. It was like home for the ballplayers.

They also lost the field maintenance equipment, which was all owned by Tink. That included a $40,000 Toro Groundsmaster mower, a $20,000 infield groomer, a $12,000 reel mower, a riding lawn mower, a sod cutter and an edger, plus other maintenance items.

The city is going to rebuild the grandstand, although it will be expensive. Tink has to replace all of the equipment on his own.

There are two ways to donate:

  1. If people, or organizations, wish to donate to the Grandstand Rebuilding Project they may do so by using this link, which goes to the city of Waseca website, and click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page.
  2. If people, or organizations, wish to donate to the Field Equipment Replacement Project they can send a check to:
    Waseca Baseball Association
    501 Seventh Ave. N.E.
    Waseca, MN 56093
Brad Fischer, Townsquare Media