WESTFIELD, IN– Grand Park celebrated the opening of Grand Park Events Center, the 370,000 square-foot indoor field sports and events facility this past weekend.
The opening celebration included an indoor festival at the Grand Park Events Center featuring food, inflatables, movie nights, vendors and preview tours.
A unique ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Grand Park Events Center on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m., which included an airplane flyover with three vintage WWII T-6 airplanes being flown by the Warbird Training Center in Kokomo.
The third annual A Grand Run 5K Run/Walk kicked off Saturday’s festivities at 7:30 a.m. The start and finish line were located inside the Grand Park Events Center with the course taking advantage of the park’s extensive trail system.
The Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball Gala Event closed out festivities on Saturday evening. The annual event benefits the Youth Assistance Program.
To view a video recap of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, click here.
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 will open in summer 2016, 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 1.5 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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