Starting in 2018, the Mackey family and the Boyertown Midget Baseball League began a campaign to turn Mackey Field at Boyertown Community Park into a first-class youth baseball stadium. The project is now taking shape, with drawings that show the planned final result. Click on the picture of the plans for a larger view. Completion of this project will provide a high-quality baseball environment for BMBL Senior Division teams and also help Boyertown to be able to host future local, state, and regional tournaments for those age groups.
Work on the concession stand and electrical upgrades are already underway. The field renovations are planned to begin after the 2020 Summer Season. These renovations include covered dugouts, expanded bullpens, expansion of the in-play area behind home plate, conversion to a grass infield, addition of ADA-compliant restrooms, and seating behind home plate, among other improvements. This project will only be possible with support from BMBL families, members of the community, and local businesses. We have set up a GoFundMe Charity page to raise the necessary funds. We hope you will contribute to this exciting project!
Mackey field is named after Donald “Ducks” Mackey, who was a long-time supporter, Coach and Officer with the BMBL. He introduced many teams and ideas that are in place in BMBL today, such as our Junior Legion program. Mackey was the first coach of the now Junior Legion Bear Cubs and the first coach of the 12-year-old All star Bambinos, now called the Black Bears. Throughout his life, he was always involved in youth activities, not only Baseball, but also coaching Midget Mite football teams and Biddy Basketball. After his passing, the family was honored with the naming of the oldest field at the Boyertown Pool in his honor. Through the years, many fields have been added and many upgrades made, making Boyertown Park a top-notch baseball complex. Mackey would play the lottery faithfully and always told everyone, "First thing I would do is build a stadium for the kids, then enjoy what was left, if anything." Now, we can be part of building a fantastic stadium that will be home to many local, state and regional tournaments.