Capital Development Campaign

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As part of the City of Cleveland’s Capital Improvements Plan, they will restore League Park. The design and engineering of the park has been completed and ground breaking occurred during the fall of 2012. The restored League Park facility planned to open in spring of 2013, at which point baseball will once again be played at the oldest remaining baseball field in the United States. The restoration of historic League Park will redevelop the complete block bordered by Lexington Avenue to the south, Linwood Avenue on the north, and East 66th Street and East 70th Street to the west and east.

The ‘new’ Cleveland asset will:

  • Preserve an important landmark in Cleveland history
  • Reconstruct the ballpark as a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility
  • Create an asset that will benefit the surrounding community

 

Within the restoration of the ballpark itself, a variety new program elements will define the new facility and serve the community. The new ball field will be constructed of artificial turk, allowing for an extended playing season as well as other uses in addition to baseball. In addition to the restored field itself, the League Park complex will include new entrances that create public spaces at the corners of the block, a new conference/exhibit building with restrooms and concession stands and bleacher seating. A public plaza will connect these spaces to support both baseball games and community events. A new entrance near the ticket house will welcome visitors to League Park.

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