Eldon, MO – May 22 is the 9 year anniversary of the Joplin tornado that devastated their community.
On May 22 of 2019, a tornado ripped through Eldon, demolishing the McMillen Ball Field that was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey to the City on May 26, 1931.
This field was later named after Dave McMillen in 1997. Dave McMillen was a longtime coach at Eldon. McMillen Field had long been the hub of baseball in Eldon. Monica Millen will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony tonight.
The restrooms, press box, dugouts, lights, and concession stands were ruined in the tornado.
The renovation project costed $73,000.