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Bennett Renovations

Bennett Field Renovation Project

Since 1955, baseball has been played at the corner of Maple and Walnut. Since 1957, Bennett Field in downtown Howell has been the home of Howell Area Junior Baseball (HAJBA). For nearly 7 decades, in partnership with the City of Howell, hundreds of volunteers have provided a home field for tens of thousands of players to learn and grow through baseball and softball.

In 2020, HAJBA launched the Bennett Field Renovation project, to refresh, update and expand access to more players. COVID affected this project pretty hard and now it's time to get the ball rolling again and get closer to our completion date.

Some project highlights include:

  • Improving fan sight lines of the field
  • Increasing accessibility with paver patio behind home plate
  • Replacing, moving and expanding team dugouts
  • Updating layout to provide access to more baseball and softball divisions to play
  • Renovating concessions building and adding restrooms
  • Improving parking lot and site aesthetics
  • Upgrading lights to improve safety and efficiency

This project will be funded by HAJBA through volunteers, donations, sponsorship, and grants. While the final budget and planning is being completed, the current cost estimate is $250,000 over the span of 3-5 years.

HAJBA is actively seeking volunteers, donors and sponsors for this huge renovation project that will provide generations of baseball and softball fun in the years to come.

We can't do it without the support of our community.

For more information about how you can help support HAJBA and the Bennett Field Renovation project, email

Bennett Field Wall of Players

For $ 25.00 you can have your name and the years you played at Bennett Field placed on the Paul Bennett Field “Wall of Players” that will be installed on the concession stand wall in the spring of 2023.

If you would like to help us complete the renovation and be on the “Wall of Player” please forward your $ 25.00 check to:

P.O. Box 241
Howell, MI 48844

Or you can go online here.


Current Wall Supporters

Norm Crain, 1965 - 1966
Walter Clark    
Delmar Richards, Coach,  1957  -1959
Rick Scofield, 1960 - 1964
Richard Lane    
Douglas Gerkin, 1955 - 1958
Jim Atchison, 1965 - 1968
Bill Atchison, Coach, 1960 - 1968
Josh Latson, 1985 - 1989
Jim Latson, 1957 - 1960
Jeff Minock, 1970 - 1973
James O'Berry (Bippley), 1955 - 1958
Jeff Gerkin, 1976 - 1978
Scott Gerkin, 1976 - 1978
Shane Gerkin, 1970 - 1973
Cody Gerkin, 2013 - 2015
John Dukes    

Donate to support the Bennett Field Renovation Project

If you would like to support the Bennett Field Renovation Project with a donation, please complete this form. If you are interested in helping with time or an in-kind donation of product or service, please email

A Very Special Thank You to our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers!

This project would not be possible without the incredible support of our community!


Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.

Kensington Valley Excavating

Lindhout Associates Architects, AIA PC

Unilock Michigan

Element Roofing, Michigan

Livingston Concrete

Lee Ries

Flatwork, Inc.

Cement Heads

Rainmaker Irrigation

Mugg  & Bopps

Angelo & Sons Foundation, Inc.

American Concrete

Justice Fence Company

Jonna's Market, Jonna's 2GO, Jonna's Bar & Grill

Janey and Rick Haslock

Bill & Jane Gibbons

Joy Scofield

First National Bank in Howell


To date more than 250  hours of volunteer time

To Get Involved

To learn more, or to find out how you and your company can get involved, email