Prospect Meadows has been a smash hit
October 3, 2022 | Metro Sports Report
It’s been a record-setting year at Prospect Meadows here in 2022.
There’s been a record number of teams. A record number of events. And a record amount of money that’s been funneled into the local economy.
There are still a few weeks and a few events left on the calendar, but the numbers have been astounding for the 4-year-old baseball and softball facility that’s located on the north side of Marion.
Here are some of those numbers:
+ Total Tournament Teams — 957
+ Total Fall Tournament Teams — 356
+ Two Junior College events
+ Four weeks of the Perfect Game Spring League
+ 26 teams for the 14-inch state slow-pitch softball tournament Four
+ 4 Perfect Game Showcases
Jack Roeder, the president and CEO at Prospect Meadows, is confident that more than $10 million has been pumped into the economy with hotel nights, restaurants, convenience stores and shops all feeling a big impact.
Approximately 50 teams will be participating in the Mya Strong softball tournament in October. It’s a very popular event that serves as a fundraiser for young cancer patients and their families.
“It’s been a busy year and we’re not done yet,” said Steve James, the general manager at Prospect Meadows. “It’s been a lot of fun.”