Baseball supporters launched a campaign to stop the city of Tel Aviv from destroying its lone baseball field.
The baseball field at Sportek in Hayarkon Park was renovated this year with funds donated by North American Jews for use by the new Israel Baseball League.
Now that the inaugural season is over, the municipality wants to take down the outfield fence and allow the grounds to become uneven again, according to a report in The Jerusalem Post.
Local baseball fans and the nonprofit Israel Association for Baseball have been using the field for years and also have asked the city to reconsider.
The league had many disputes with the city during the baseball season, which as a result opened late in Tel Aviv. It will not be using the field next season.
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