WALLA WALLA - Historic Borleske Stadium, entering its 85th season of use by Walla Walla sports teams, will now have a sound system to match the upgrades and renovations that have taken place at the stadium since 2009.
A grant from the Sherwood Trust has allowed the Borleske Stadium Association, the non-profit organization that manages the community stadium, to install a new sound system.
The sound system made its debut Friday at the Walla Walla Sweets season opener against the Corvallis Knights.
"We are grateful to the Sherwood Trust for their continued investment in the community that they loved," said Borleske Stadium Association President Dominick Elia. "This investment is another progression in keeping Borleske Stadium a top local and regional venue for amateur athletic competition and community events. The sound system improves the experience for all who will use it."
In addition to the new speakers, the new sound system has components that allow for greater sound control out of respect for the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium.
With enhanced technology and strategic placement that allows for directional sound, more sound can be kept in the ballpark footprint and less carried to surrounding residents.
Borleske is home to Whitman College baseball games, Wa-Hi football games and Walla Walla Sweets home games, as well as other community events that call for sound.