Q: Why don’t they have lights at the Wallace Community College baseball field?
A: Ryan Spry, director of Student & Campus Services at Wallace Community College, said in an email that, in large part, the reason why Wallace does not have lights on its baseball field is due to the college’s proximity to Dothan Regional Airport.
Tall poles, with light extending onto the airport’s property, pose safety issues for flights, he wrote.
The baseball field was built in 1967.
“Between our exhibition (fall) and regular (spring) seasons, as well as summer tournaments that the College occasionally helps host, there are typically between 40 and 50 games held on our baseball field each year,” Spry wrote. “For Wallace games, admission is free, so we invite the public out to watch our nationally-ranked Govs in action.”