WESTFIELD, IN— The city of Westfield and the Indianapolis Colts are forming a 10-year partnership, which names the Grand Park Sports Campus as the official host of the Colts training camp.
“When Grand Park opened three years ago it was meant to be the gem of youth sports,” says Mayor Andy Cook. “This partnership to be the official home of the Indianapolis Colts training camp goes well beyond youth sports. To have an NFL team committed to Grand Park for a decade proves that our facility is not only a premiere venue for youth sports, but also for professional athletes.”
“Holding training camp at Grand Park will give our team a chance to practice at a top notch facility in addition to giving us the chance to connect with our fans as we prepare for the season,” said Colts General Manager Chris Ballard. “The venue is located in ideal proximity to our fan base and we feel this is an advantageous move for the Indianapolis Colts.”
“We are very excited to begin a long-term partnership with Grand Park as the home of our summer training camp,” said Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward. “It’s a world-class facility that is both football and fan friendly—the best of both worlds—and it will once again give our fans the opportunity to interact with our players each summer.”
Colts training camp will start at the Grand Park Sports Campus in the summer of 2018. Next year’s training camp will bring Play 60, an expanded 72,000 square feet Colts City, and an enhanced fan experience.
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About Grand Park Sports Campus
Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center is now open, featuring three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1 million sports visitors are expected to participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis, making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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