City of Lincoln Announces Full Funding for McBean Stadium Upgrades

Generous donations made by the United Auburn Indian Community, Lincoln Potters, and City of Lincoln


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT: Sean Scully

July 6, 2022                                                                                                 (916) 434-2490


LINCOLN, CA – The United Auburn Indian Community, Lincoln Potters, and the City of Lincoln recently completed generous financial grants for various McBean Stadium improvements, including an extensively updated exterior lighting system. McBean Stadium is part of McBean Park in Lincoln, CA. The stadium is host to the William Jessup men’s baseball team and the Lincoln Potters wood bat team, among other teams and games.

Total grant monies provided by the United Auburn Indian Community towards the renovations were $450,000. In addition to lighting, the grant provided for new batting cages, dugouts, turf and grass, irrigation, fencing, and seating.

 “On behalf of the United Auburn Indian Community, we are pleased to support the city of Lincoln through enhancements to McBean Stadium,” said Tribal Chairman Gene Whitehouse. “We hope that the new lighting and other upgrades will make summer nights at the stadium even more enjoyable for the community.”

“The City of Lincoln values its important government-to-government relationship with the United Auburn Indian Community. The McBean Stadium Lighting project would have been challenging and potentially infeasible without the tribe’s generosity and commitment to the Lincoln community,” said Mayor Holly Andreatta. “We are grateful for this support and cherish our relationship.”

 The Lincoln Potters is another notable donor who provided funds toward improving the historic McBean Stadium. Established in 1925, the stadium was founded by a group of Gladding-McBean factory workers and was considered the league’s best field.

 “The Potters have a long history with McBean Stadium, so we are happy to help contribute towards these wonderful refurbishments,” said Clifton Taylor, Lincoln Potters owner. “The new lights shining upward to the sky are used to illuminate the bottom of the ball when it goes above the lighting curtain, allowing the outfielder to keep the ball in their sight, and improving our players’ experience.”

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