Building Fields of Dreams: Scheels' Sports Complex

Campaign for a New Baseball / Softball Complex

A “Building Fields of Dreams” Baseball/Softball Campaign, steering committee was formed in 2012 to study and investigate the need for a new multi-diamond complex planned for just north of South Middle School, along South 20th Street. This new complex would alleviate scheduling conflicts at Apollo Field, where there are only five game fields to serve over 1200 youth each week during the summer. Youth fast pitch softball and baseball have seen explosive participation increases in the last four years creating the need.

In summer of 2015, we were able to break ground on the Scheels Sports Complex, thanks to the pledges and the gifts of local organizations and individuals passionate about providing the needed fields for our youth baseball and softball players! We began construction on two of the four proposed baseball/softball diamonds, along South 20th Street between 42nd and 45th Avenue South. The two fields at the Scheels Sports Complex will allow us additional fields for practice, new fields for games, and will financially impact Greater Grand Forks during future tournaments.

We are now working on raising funds for the other 2 fields along with a concessions stand and much-needed restrooms. While our fundraising efforts continue in order to fully complete the multi-diamond complex with all four fields, the Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Building Fields of Dreams Steering Committee want to thank you for supporting the Building Fields of Dreams Youth Baseball/Softball Complex Campaign!

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