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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:33 am

PALMETTO, Fla. -- After years of debate, the little league fields at Blackstone Park will officially open today.

After more than a year of construction, the $3 million project will offer lighted regulated fields, covered dugouts, bleachers, and a concession stand, to name just a few things.

Over the years, various replacement plans fell through and Palmetto officials finally sought help from Manatee County to design and build the facility.

A ceremony will be held in at the fields this evening at 6:30. Blackstone Park is located on 14th Avenue West in Palmetto.

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