12/26/2011-In January 2012 the construction crew will begin construction on Apodoca Park. Gone will be the famous 1970's orange and green racetrack structure that Las Crucens have grown accustomed to. The replacement will be three more sections of bleachers comparable to what the Vaqueros had last season. The project must be ready for March 15th which is City of Las Cruces Deadline for the High Schools. 2012 will mark the final year that the Las Cruces Public School District will play at Apodoca Park. Currently, the Las Cruces Public School District is in final process of building their own baseball complex near the field of dreams set to open in 2013. This will leave the Vaqueros as the only tenant of Apodoca Park. The City of Las Cruces has also completely redone the playing surface. The infield was completely regraded, the mound was removed and the grass has been overseeded. Other visible improvements will be an extended on deck circle with field turf. Also included is a warning track that extends further into the field of play to allow better grass coverage. The homeplate will have the Petco Park San Diego Padres look with a homeplate cutout as opposed to a tradition circle. This look had been applied in 2008 and 2009. Phillip Flores, Mark Johnston and Rudy Trevino are the leaders of the project and it has Vaqueros fans as excited as ever. They will have the best facility in the league and seating for around 750. Current pictures of Apodoca Park can be viewed here.