A few years ago, I took a drive to Ned Skeldon Stadium, former home of the Toledo Mud Hens, hoping to get a few pictures and reminisce a little.
I learned that it became part of the Lucas County Recreational Center Complex and was still being used for amateur baseball, but time took a toll on the stadium, and it was clearly falling apart.
It’s no surprise then that it is officially scheduled to be demolished sometime soon, to be completed by early 2023.
The grandstands, press box and clubhouse will be razed, but the baseball diamond and dugouts will remain.
The commissioners made the decision to tear down the stadium in February. The stadium has been vacant for several years and many sections are in disrepair.
Lots of good memories of games spent with my family were made here, so it’s a little bittersweet to see it disappear.