By Betsy Dolan
With the Sugar Land Skeeters inaugural season just three months away items are being checked off their “to do” list at a rapid pace. One of the most important tasks facing the team is hiring 250 part-time employees who will work in the stadium during the 70 home games.
The team will host a job fair at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Fort Bend Christian Academy Gymnasium at 1250 Seventh Street in Sugar Land. All candidates who arrive between 8 a.m. – noon will be interviewed. Positions range from ushers, scoreboard operators, parking attendants, bat boys and girls, concession workers, concierge, playground attendants, scorekeeper, public address and camera operators. and concession workers. Applicants must be at least 16 years old age. More information can be found on the Sugar Land Skeeters web site.
Kids’ amenities and parking lot approved
In other Skeeters news, Sugar Land’s City Council approved over half a million dollars in ballpark amenities for the youngest baseball fans at their regular meeting January 17. In addition to a swimming pool and an ice house, Constellation Field will offer a carousel, playground, splash pad and picnic furniture to keep fans of all ages entertained.
“We want you to have a good time,” Skeeters Vice President Christopher Hill said. “If when people leave the ballpark, they don’t know the score, I’m ok. As long as they had fun, that’s all we care about.”
In addition to the kids’ amenities, the city council also approved $1.3 million dollars to begin construction on a parking lot adjacent to Constellation Field. It will have space for 700 vehicles and will be located due west of the stadium, on the other side of Oyster Creek. The parking lot will provide access to Highway 6 as well as connect to a pedestrian bridge.