"I think the stadium looks great and I really think that folks have been working hard. We've been blessed that we've had a mild winter so far," said Dean. "There's a lot of work to be done. We're confident that they can get it done and I'm looking forward to the opening and I'm looking forward to the Sounds having a great season."
Sky 5 HD flew over the ballpark and gave a good vantage point of how the field is shaping up.
The stadium will also apparently offer some cheaper seats than before with fans paying anywhere from $9 to $20. People who sit on the berm in outfield will only pay $7.
"That's what it was designed for," said owner Frank Ward. "Triple-A baseball was always affordable and we've tried to keep that. We've went up a little because it's a better venue. We also try to keep it family affordable."
The stadium itself may be on track, but a parking garage the state has to build will not be ready until October. Mayor Dean said they are coming up with a parking plan now on how to shuttle fans here in a few weeks.