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Great Bend’s Al Burns Field may be home to two summer teams

Al Burns Field at Veterans Memorial Park was the home field for the Great Bend Boom pro baseball team this summer. For next year, it was sought by the Boom’s Pecos League as well as by Roger Ward who wanted to bring summer collegiate baseball to town.

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 It could be a double play for the City of Great Bend after a scene of dueling baseball teams at the City Council meeting Monday night.

First, on the agenda was the renewal of the contract for the Pecos League’s Great Bend Boom’s use of Al Burns Field at Veterans Memorial Park. However, next was a request by Roger Ward to bring a summer collegiate baseball team to town.

“This was a problem we didn’t have two years ago,” City Administrator Howard Partington said. 

After much discussion and presentations by the new Boom General Manager Tory Arnberger ...

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