Westfield Pursuing Little League Region HQ

Posted: Updated:
Grand Park's first full year of operation was 2015. Grand Park's first full year of operation was 2015.

The city of Westfield and the Grand Park Sports Campus have submitted their pitch to keep the Little League International Central Region Headquarters in central Indiana. In October, the global organization announced it would accept proposals for a new region headquarters following a decision to relocate from a longtime spot on the east side of Indianapolis.

Little League International said the new location must suit  its "evolving needs, and to allow Little League to continue to provide a family-friendly environment for the tournaments and events held each year at the complex." The headquarters plays host each year to the Little League Baseball Great Lakes and Midwest Region Championships, as well as the Little League Softball Central Region Championships. Chief Executive Officer Stephen Keener says the organization seeks a location with adequate facilities, strong infrastructure and a supporting community.

Grand Park Director William Knox says "when it was announced in October that Little League was looking to relocate its Central Region headquarters, we were immediately interested in being considered. We're hopeful that our proposal makes a compelling case that Grand Park and Westfield would be ideal partners for their organization, due to our state-of-the-art sporting facilities and our shared focus on youth sports."

The 400-acre campus includes 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 outdoor multipurpose fields, an events center with indoor soccer fields and The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball and volleyball facility.

The league is expected to name the next location sometime next year.

  • Perspectives

    • Tax Planning: Now’s the Time to Tackle It!

      Year-end is still months away, but smart investors have already begun their tax planning. Spending time analyzing your capital-gain situation could benefit you come next April 15th, no matter what investment vehicles you use - individual securities, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, or others. Here's how…



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Indy Hotels Among Top in Midwest

      Three Indianapolis hotels are among Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest. The rankings include two hotels that have made the list three years in a row and one making its debut. The JW Marriott Indianapolis ranks third on this year's list, followed by The Conrad, which is eighth and Ironworks Hotels appearing on the list for the first time at number 17. You can see the full rankings by...

    • Ambrose Amps up Ambition For Old GM Stamping Site

      An Indianapolis-based developer has greatly expanded its original investment plans for the city's former GM Stamping Plant site. Ambrose Property Group's vision now includes projects totaling nearly $1.4 billion, more than doubling the $550 million scope detailed last year. During a community event Friday, the company and Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the name of the more than 100-acre, downtown district: Waterside. Plans now call for...

    • Indy Airport Scores Top Honor Again

      Indianapolis International Airport has again been named Best Airport in the United States by a global leisure publication. The Condé Nast Traveler recognition is the fifth straight for IND. The Best Airport designation is part of Traveler's annual Readers Choice Awards, which is built on feedback from more than 100,000 comments and millions of ratings. In addition to airports, favorites were tallied for hotels, resorts and destinations.

    • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

      Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

    • NTN Driveshaft Proposing $90M Expansion

      NTN Driveshaft Inc. in Columbus is planning a $90 million expansion. In a tax abatement request with the Bartholomew County city, the automotive component supplier said the investment will lead to 74 new jobs and help retain a current full-time workforce of nearly 1,600. NTN Driveshaft is one of the largest employers in Columbus and last year, it opened a more than $140 million facility in Anderson. It launched operations in Bartholomew County in 1989 and says...