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Synthetic turf coming to West Chester Baseball Complex

Groundbreaking ceremony Friday, March 24

Post Date:03/21/2017 2:20 PM

Before the first pitch is thrown, two tournament-quality college-level baseball fields in West Chester will get new synthetic turf. West Chester Township has partnered with the West Chester Baseball Partnership for installation of a synthetic playing surface on two of the four infields at the West Chester Baseball Complex in Beckett Park. 

web-baseball_8923The West Chester Baseball Complex will be the only facility in greater Cincinnati with two college-level synthetic turf baseball fields. The addition of synthetic turf infields is expected to improve the experience for youth baseball players and allow for even more events throughout the year.

Crews from Astroturf, a Texas-based company hired for the work, moved equipment to the fields last week in preparation for work to begin. The project is expected to be complete by May 1.

West Chester Township built the West Chester Baseball Complex in order to attract tournaments to the community; and later partnered with the West Chester Baseball Partnership to operate, manage and maintain the complex. The complex features four tournament-quality fields, a press box, and concession area.

The successful programming of the West Chester Baseball Complex and MetroParks’ Voice of America Park drives athletic tourism in the community bringing out-of-town visitors to West Chester’s hotels, restaurants and more. The West Chester Baseball Complex was built with this positive impact to the local economy in mind.

The costs for the $400,000 project will be split between West Chester Township and the West Chester Baseball Complex.

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the West Chester Baseball Complex, 8650 Union Centre Boulevard.

Follow the progress of the project on Facebook (West Chester, Ohio).

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