Each quad of fields will feature upgrades to laser grade, crown and will replace the infield skinned surface with a higher performing clay compound called DuraEdge to improve safety and reduce dust and weather delays for players and fans. In addition washout sideline areas will be filled in with new sod to help improve performance in foul ball areas and overall drainage on the fields. New protective netting and warm up areas will round out the improvements.
The Canton Sports Center plans to overhaul eight of the twelve-lighted ball diamonds in early October, depending on weather, leaving four fields open for minimal usage through November.
The project, which was partially financed through a Wayne County Park’s millage, will be completed in two phases. The first phase will undertake the renovation of the first eight fields in 2017 with the remaining four fields scheduled for upgrades in fall of 2018.
“This project will deliver a superior field refresher to our premier facility, which hosts over 2,500 league and tourney teams from April-October each year,” said Sports Coordinator Ann-Marie Carravallah. “We draw local youth and senior players along with national elite players to Canton as their destination for baseball, softball, cricket, lacrosse and flag football. This dramatic improvement will secure our ranking as one of the best Sports facilities in Michigan.”
The Canton Sports Center, located at 46555 W. Michigan Avenue in Canton, MI, features a twelve-diamond lighted softball/baseball operation with state of the art facilities, as well as Kicker’s Bar & Grill - a full-service restaurant. This sports complex annually plays host to several national tournaments that produce a significant economic impact to the area; at times generating over $1 million in revenue for area businesses.
For additional information about the Canton Sports Center, visit csc.canton-mi.org, like us on Facebook or call 734/483-5600. Fall Adult Softball Mini-Leagues are also still available with limited spots due to the field improvement project. Register today online or call for more information.