RENO, NV (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - It's been a while since the crack of a bat followed by a roar from the crowd could be heard at the old Moana Ballpark. The last minor league team to play in the stadium moved away more than a decade ago. These days, the wear and tear of the years has set in on the more than 50 year old ballpark. Thee wooden bleachers are warped and splintered. Weeds grow up in the outfield. A handful of people have been stopping by the old ballpark, looking for bargains and reminiscing about the old days.
Leland Hernandez is former Part-owner of the Reno Silver Sox. He says sitting with professional baseball players was one of his favorite memories.
Now the field lights, the bleachers, even the chain link fence can be bought for a price. The items will be sold to make way for a multi-use complex featuring soccer fields, an aquatics center and new baseball fields. "You just got to think progress. Things happen. Ballparks are torn down new ball parks replace them," said Hernandez.
If you are interested in any of the items for sale you can stop by the stadium during scheduled times. Final bids are due next Thursday.