Cleveland's historic League Park to be restored

Groundbreaking held for $6.3 million project

CLEVELAND - Cleveland's historic League Park will be getting a new and improved look soon that will benefit residents in the city's Hough neighborhood.

Saturday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the former home of the Cleveland Indians located at 6601 Lexington Ave.

The $6.3 million restoration project will restore the playing field and some portions of the original ballpark.

In addition to restoring the ticket house and grandstand wall, the project will include a synthetic turf ball diamond with home plate in its historic location. A Visitors Center with display areas and a concession stand will also be built.

Funding for the project will come from General Obligation Bond Proceeds, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and Ward Allocation Funds.

A new community park with a multi-purpose trail, open ball field and water spray basin are also included in the park's improvements.

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