New baseball complex receives financial boost
By John Gregory | Rockford Squire
The West Michigan Sports Commission received another boost in their fund raising efforts to build a twelve-field sports complex in Plainfield Township. The Consumer’s Energy Foundation announced a $125,000 grant on Wednesday October 10th that is part of $1.25 million the foundation is granting to ten community projects around Michigan as part of their 125th Anniversary.
Art Van Furniture secured the naming rights to the complex with a $1.8 million donation that was announced on September 20th. The $7.8 million dollar complex, located on 10 Mile Road between US 131 and downtown Rockford, is scheduled to break ground on the first phase of the facility later this month. The first phase of the construction is slated for eight fields, including a Miracle Field for disabled players.