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Prospect Meadows History

In 2010 a group of community leaders with expertise in development and a passion for baseball came together with a vision to create an attractive, world-class, outdoor baseball and softball complex that would foster community growth. The complex in their vision would serve our youth, providing opportunity for young people locally and across the nation to develop their athletic and social skills in a fan-friendly environment. An enormous amount of community support for the group’s vision spurred on the inception of Prospect Meadows.

The perfect location for Prospect Meadows was identified, a 128-acre parcel of land in northeast Marion owned by Linn County. The parcel which was bordered by County Home Road to the north and Highway 13 to the west, was leased to Prospect Meadows for $1 per year for 95 years by the Linn County Board of Supervisors which showed the supervisors’ strong support for the project.

Through feasibility studies, strategic partnerships and consultation from industry experts, it was quickly realized that Prospect Meadows would do much more than just serve our youth. Prospect Meadows would attract more visitors to Linn-County than just about any attraction our community has ever had. An estimated 60,000 visitors annually will inject $20 million of direct spending into our economy, leading to astronomical economic development.

Very few community projects boast the potential to serve our youth, improve our quality of life and have such a significant economic impact. It is no surprise the community support for Prospect Meadow continues to grow as the complex prepares for the Spring of 2019 grand opening.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Tom Brandt
Rick Freese
Steve Hammes
Aaron McCreight
Troy McQuillen
Mark Mattke
Jack Roeder
Dan Strellner
Tim Strellner
Tracy Tritle
Jim Van Scoyoc
Charlie Weber

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

Tim Strellner, Fundraising Campaign Chair
Cal Eldred, Honorary Co-Chair
Ryan Sweeney, Honorary Co-Chair
Jill Ackerman
Brad Axdahl
Ryan Bosch
Tom Brandt
Julie Coppock
Joe Cunningham
Rick Freese
Steve Hammes
Jason Huber
Angela Jordan
Dennis Jordan
Mark Mattke
Dick Meisterling
Todd Parman
Jack Roeder
Dan Strellner
Byron Tabor
Charlie Weber
Rick Weber