St. Louis Cardinals Help Build Sports Complex for Individuals with Disabilities

The St. Louis Cardinals, among other partners, are part of the team backing the construction of a new $5.2 million sports complex for children and others with disabilities.
The St. Louis Cardinals, among other partners, are part of the team backing the construction of a new $5.2 million sports complex for children and others with disabilities.

The St. Louis Cardinals, among other partners, are part of the team backing the construction of a new $5.2 million sports complex for children and others with disabilities.

As reported by stltoday.com, the YMCA Adaptive Sports Complex will be on the campus of the South County YMCA, with a planned completion date of fall 2023.

Other collaborators on the project include Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation, the Boniface Foundation, and the Miracle League.

Among its features will be a Miracle League Baseball Field with a cushioned, barrier free surface and dugout. According to the article, the field will emulate the look and feel of Busch Stadium, right down to  a silhouette of the Gateway Arch in the outfield

The South County YMCA will run Miracle League baseball and other programs for youth and adults at the field. They’ll also offer football, soccer, and bocce ball, and will continue to run basketball and other indoor sports for people with disabilities, the article states. Other amenities will be fixed and lawn seating, a fan plaza with canopies, a scoreboard, concessions, a fully accessible playground and running track.

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