The nearly 3.2-million dollar renovation of Franklin Rogers Park is coming together, but just in the nick of time for the Mankato MoonDogs season.

Major upgrades include new dugouts, locker room, expanded concessions and new seating on a berm located down the right field line.

The last piece of the project will be installing the turf playing surface, according to Mankato City Manager Pat Hentges.

“Everything is prepped for the artificial surface, but it’ll take them a couple of weeks to get it in. But, it’s going to be tight. I don’t foresee us, with the weather conditions the way it is, to be in there doing much work until maybe May when you figure everything dries out.”

The Mankato MoonDogs home opener is May 29 when they host the Duluth Huskies.

Crews work on Thursday before winter weather moves in this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Mankato MoonDogs.