The American flag waving proudly over Hyde Stadium recently got a boost from two local service groups.
The American Legion and the VFW partnered together to purchase a new flag pole for Hyde Stadium. During this week’s City Commission meeting, Jim Goodman, American Legion member, announced a check was forthcoming to cover the costs of the new pole.
“As home to Post 8 baseball, the Legion obviously has a vested interest in keeping Hyde Stadium in tip-top shape,” said Goodman. “Pairing a stadium investment with a patriotic one was an obvious move for our local veteran groups.”
The new pole was installed earlier this month by the City of Pierre. It is located near the scoreboard, and it is lit.
“I want to thank our partners for this donation,” said Pierre Mayor Steve Harding. “It’s always heartening to have service groups that are willing to give back to our public spaces; the new and improved flag pole is a nice enhancement for Hyde Stadium.”
Hyde Stadium is owned and operated by the City of Pierre. It is home to Post 8 American Legion baseball and the Pierre Trappers.
Hyde Stadium features a modern concession stand and restrooms, stadium seating for 1,200, a crow’s nest with meeting rooms and a broadcast booth. Hyde Stadium was built in 1935 through a partnership between the Chas L. Hyde Family, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Pierre City Commission.