AGUA DULCE — Agua Dulce is one of two high school baseball teams that will call Fairgrounds Field in Robstown home this coming season.

Agua Dulce and London high schools will share the old professional baseball field and stadium at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown for the 2018 season. The agreement was approved Wednesday by the Nueces County Commissioners Court.

The Longhorns have always played their home baseball games on the old baseball field just southeast of town. First-year coach Danny Valdez said the field remains available at no cost to the school district, however, the district was spending an estimated $8,000 to maintain the field which is cut out in the corner of a corn field. Valdez said it made more sense to rent Fairgrounds Field in nearby Robstown.

As part of the agreement with commissioners, Agua Dulce and London are being charged a fee of $500 for day games and $750 for night games under lights. The school districts will be able to keep money made at the gate and concessions.

London was in the same situation, coach Kevin Carr said. The team was practicing at Champions Park and playing games at Dick Runyan Ball Field on Gollihar Road last year.

The plan is for the Longhorns to play seven games at Fairgrounds Field this season. Each of the games is a District 31-2A contest. London will play eight home games, including seven night games.

Fairgrounds Field has been home to a host of minor league baseball teams. It was built in 2003 before Whataburger Field. While teams like the Coastal Bend Aviators, Beach Dawgs and Corpus Christi Thunder used to call the field home, it hasn’t been occupied since 2008.