If you've ever watched a game at Champion Window Field, if you've ever enjoyed the cleanliness of your seats, the ambiance of the concourse, or heard the rumble of a Gator zipping around the park, you have in some small way, been a part of Steve Mace's life.
I think it's long overdue that we did a bio on our beloved Stadium Ops guy. He is, after all, the man behind the curtain, the Wizard of Oz at the Florence Freedom.
Mace's hobbies include but are not limited to: Fishing, showing off his utility knife, any kind of small explosives such as fireworks, checking out the local talent, and driving his Gator of which he is the current world record holder (108,492 hours of operation).
His favorite foods include: Stadium chow and cheese sticks from Shakey's.
Mace is one of the hardest workers we have at the Florence Freedom. He is also one of the most tender and caring. For the interns, he is a confidant. We can go to him for anything. The only thing Steve will ever ask in return is not to feed his Garbage Gremlins after midnight.
If you see Steve around the stadium, make sure to give him a big Florence Freedom hug. He has definitely earned it.