Field of dreams sought


Chatham-Kent’s quest to build a second regulation-sized baseball diamond is underway.

Following a motion from Chatham Coun. Marjorie Crew, council directed administration to work with and explore the possibility with the CK Field of Dreams committee.

Planning, feasibility and a potential location will be investigated, with a report returning to council in May.

According to Crew, the motion was brought forward as there is currently only one full-sized baseball diamond – Fergie Jenkins Field – and with the addition of the Chatham-Kent Barnstormers IBL team this year, there will be less access for local players age 14 years and up.

More flat-level accessible field space is also needed for Challenger Baseball programs, for players with cognitive or physical disabilities, the motion said.

The Field of Dreams committee is a joint effort between the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and the Chatham Minor Baseball Association. If constructed, the new diamond will be open to all communities throughout the municipality.


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