The park stretches across 400 acres and includes 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse as well as two indoor facilities for year-round play.
There are more than 10 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails at Grand Park, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1.5 million sports visitors are now expected to tour the park annually, in hopes it will benefit the area economically. About 1,400 acres of surrounding land are available for residential and commercial development including hospitality, mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses, according to a news release from TMG.
“It’s rewarding knowing that the facility’s resources, including our synthetic turf fields, will serve as the performance platform for thousands of athletes,” says Zach Burns, president of TMG.
TMG began its work at Grand Park in August to prepare for the facility’s opening last month. TMG installed its synthetic turf systems TriplePlay for the baseball fields and SportGrass for the soccer fields.
“With the interest in delivering a sports facility that provided the best playing surfaces available, we needed a professional vendor who shared the same vision and desire for excellence that we do,” says Ken Alexander, public works director for Westfield. “The Motz Group has proven to be that partner and their unswerving drive delivered on their promise.”
Photos: Grand Park Sports Campus