The city of Evansville says its new sports complex will be called Deaconess Sports Park. The new logo for the baseball/softball facility was unveiled Wednesday morning. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says Deaconess Sports Park will open in late May and is almost booked for the 2015 season.

March 11, 2015

News Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With the new Evansville Sports Complex as a backdrop, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke today joined members of the Convention & Visitors Bureau in announcing Deaconess Sports Park as the name for the facility. The complex is scheduled to open in late May and already has 21 of the 23 available dates booked for 2015. The Complex will provide support to local league and youth softball and baseball programs.

“This 'Quality of Life', investment will be a benefit to local businesses and manufacturing when recruiting new jobs to our community, and there will be no tax burden to the citizens of Evansville,” said Mayor Winnecke. “The complex is fully funded by the Innkeepers Tax generated by visitors to Evansville and Vanderburgh County.”

Deaconess President and CEO Linda White said sponsoring the naming rights for the sports complex is one way Deaconess is giving back to the community.

“Deaconess Sports Park will allow us to provide exciting new wellness programs, health fairs and other health related activities to all we serve,” said White. “We will be installing new exercise and fitness equipment on the new one-mile paved walking track and encourage individuals and groups to engage in wellness programs.”

Interesting Facts:

– Deaconess Sports Park is projected to attract 180,000 to 200,000 new visitors annually.

– Once fully operational it is projected Deaconess Sports Park will generate $13 million to $16 million annually in direct expenditures into the local economy.

– The project represents all BRAND NEW MONEY AND BUSINESS TO EVANSVILLE.

Source: City of Evansville

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