Date: June 5, 2018

Contact: Vicki Duncan Gardner


Cell: 317.416.6612

Release: Immediate Release 


Westfield, IN –Today the City of Westfield received honors as one of the nation's top destinations in
youth sports. Sports Destination Management, the leading publication for sports event planners and
tournament directors, announced the winners of its 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. Westfield's
Grand Park Sports Campus was named a "Favorite Outdoor Venue."

"When we dreamt of Grand Park, we did not want to create a good place for youth sports, we wanted
to create the best facility possible," said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. "This recognition is a great
honor, but we see it every day. When a child from a local sports team or a visitor on a travel team
gets to play in our world-class facility that is when we feel really good about what we have built and
the experience we continue to develop. The fact that we have also created a strong economy for our
community is a value add."

Grand Park, Westfield's 400 acre sports complex, features 31 multipurpose outdoor fields, 26
baseball/softball diamonds, more than ten miles of paved trails and an indoor facility with three
full-size fields, locker rooms and dining facilities. Grand Park brings in almost two million
visitors a year and has attracted more than $500 million in economic development to the area
since its opening in 2014. Grand Park is also the official home of the Indianapolis Colts Training

This year’s winners, voted on by a jury of their peers, represent the go-to destinations and
companies in the sports tourism industry. For a look at all honorees, click here.


About Sports Destination Management: Sports Destination Management is written for the
largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism
market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location
decisions and event management.