The crown jewel of area high school athletic facilities will be officially opened this afternoon at Maine-Endwell High School.  An artificial turf baseball stadium will be dedicated by Thomas and Alba Tull, benefactors of the $2.2 million project.  Thomas Tull is a 1988 graduate of Maine-Endwell and played baseball under Coach Gary Crooks who remains the Spartans' head baseball coach.

The complex includes the new turf surface, dugouts, press box, bleachers and scoreboard.  The gift comes from the Tull Family Foundation.  Also, the name of the new stadium will be announced during the opening ceremony.  Several members of the Baseball Hall of Fame will also be on hand.

Construction of the new stadium began in October of 2013. Thomas Tull is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Legendary Entertainment, a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and board member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.