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Baseball Complex Breaks Ground

Premier Westside complex will boost sports tourism

January 31, 2017

Albuquerque, NM- Mayor Richard J. Berry, City Councilors Ken Sanchez and Dan Lewis and the Department of Municipal Development are pleased to announce that they have broken ground on the Albuquerque Baseball Complex.

This state of the art complex will boast 5 Baseball fields, allowing for the City of Albuquerque to attract tournaments that were previously not able to come to Albuquerque. In part, this project was key in Albuquerque being selected as the host city for the 2019 National Senior Games.

“Sports tourism and opportunities for local youth are all dependent on having world class facilities. The Albuquerque Baseball Complex will be just that – the best of its kind. It will attract tourism and investment all while giving our youth a chance to play in a great ball park,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “That’s good news for Albuquerque.”

This $17.8 million project will take approximately 10 months and is expected to begin in late January/early February.  Funding for this project is coming from revenue bonds.

“This project will be great for our community and families as well as those coming in for baseball tournaments, showcasing our great city and bringing dollars into Albuquerque’s Westside and the city as a whole” added City Councilor Ken Sanchez.

“Local families spend thousands of dollars every year traveling out of state for youth sports,” said City Councilor Dan Lewis. “I want to see us bring big regional events here to Albuquerque. A facility like this, combined with our great weather, will attract high-level tournaments year ‘round.”

The contractor working on this project is Bradbury Stamm along with architect Consensus Planning and G. Donald Dudley Architects. Together these companies are working together to build a sports complex that the whole City of Albuquerque can be proud of.

“We are looking forward to working diligently with Bradbury Stamm on the construction of the Albuquerque Baseball Complex” said Melissa Lozoya, Acting Director for the Department of Municipal Development. “As designed, it will include all the amenities of a sports complex in order to boost recreational activities in the City of Albuquerque.”

This project is the latest in a number of highly successful and largely utilized projects that have been built under the Berry Administration. Since 2009, the City has invested over $500M in the community through over 440 projects like the Albuquerque Convention Center, Unser Central Library and Lead and Coal Improvements. This recent investment adds on to the $98M in over 80 completed projects on the Westside of Albuquerque.

 

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