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Crews now have until Sept. 30 to finish MGM park

In between baseball games, crews continue to do work on electrical installation, decking and sidewalks.  (Photo source: WLOX) In between baseball games, crews continue to do work on electrical installation, decking and sidewalks. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

When Biloxi decided to bump up the date for when Shuckers baseball could begin at MGM Park, city officials said they also agreed to push back the deadline for when the stadium needed to be completed. Work was originally contracted to be finished by Aug. 4. Now, Yates Construction has until the end of September.

Rebecca Bublik and her family headed to MGM Park on Tuesday to get their Shuckers tickets. They say they're impressed by the stadium and believe it will bring good things for the city.

"Money. Money, of course," said Bublik. "A lot of activities for families that are coming in from out of town, like my daughter and my son-in-law, and then it brings in a lot of activities for the local people from around here. I just think it's all positive."

In between baseball games, crews continue to do work on electrical installation, decking and sidewalks. However, officials say much of the focus right now is on the south entrance plaza. On Tuesday, Yates Construction gave the Biloxi City Council an update.

"We're continuing with the southeast ticket office and the hardscape around that. Eventually, you'll have a southeast entrance into the stadium," said Jason Wold, of Yates Construction. "It's going to open up another access into the stadium, so it should essentially cut the lines in half."

Construction also continues on the parking garage.

"Then, we're working on the parking garage. That work is tentatively scheduled for September. Along with that is the Highway 90 work going into the garage," said Wold.

When work does move onto Highway 90 to build an entrance for the garage, construction officials said to expect lane closures.

"We don't know quite what the schedule is. If we are going to work nights and weekends or normal working hours," Wold said. "But, when we put the entrance into the garage, we'll coordinate that with MDOT and make sure the traffic is not impacted that much."

Work is now expected to wrap up by Sept. 30. Yates officials say crews are also trying to soon finish decking work inside the stadium and installing sidewalks along Caillavet Street.

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