Budget limitations are commonplace for many small communities. This was the case for the township of West Bloomfield, Michigan, as they began planning for improved dugouts for players and coaches.
Initial quotes for block and metal dugouts were proving to be too expensive, so they turned to Beacon Athletics to see if there were other options. What West Bloomfield was looking for were dugouts that would be strong, provide shade for teams, and be easy for park staff to add and remove shade coverings — all while still remaining low in cost. They needed a fresh look at things, an innovative solution.