Capital Development Campaign
As part of the City of Cleveland’s Capital Improvements Plan, they have recently restored historic League Park and brought it back to life! The ribbon cutting ceremonies were Saturday, August 23, 2014 and now baseball will once again be played at the oldest remaining baseball field in the United States. The restoration of historic League Park redeveloped 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.
This ‘new’ Cleveland asset now will:
- Preserve an important landmark in Cleveland history
- Present the ballpark as a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility
- Create an asset that will benefit the surrounding community
The new ball field is constructed of artificial turf, 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 now includes new entrances that create public spaces at the corners of the block, a new conference/exhibit building with concession stands, restrooms, and and bleacher seating. A public plaza now connects these spaces to support both baseball games and community events. A new entrance near the ticket house also welcomes visitors to League Park.
AND NOW – LEAGUE PARK IS THE LOCATION OF THE BASEBALL HERITAGE MUSEUM.
There is still so much more that needs to be completed…