Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Event To Be Held in Grand Park
28 Mar, 2016
Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse to Provide Venue for April Event
The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park was recently announced as the host location for the second session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Event taking place April 22-24, 2016.
"Since the thought of this Fieldhouse began, I wanted to bring a Nike EYBL to Westfield, Indiana,” said Rod Sinn, President of Operations at Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse. “I am more than proud to say the Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse is the only facility to host this prestigious Nike event."
Over 300 NCAA Division I coaches are expected to attend from the top college basketball programs across the country. The event will feature 40 of Nike's top EYBL teams and showcase some of the nation’s best high school basketball athletes. This is the first time in history this event will take place in the state of Indiana.
“High profile events like this Nike EYBL event play an important role in establishing Grand Park and Westfield as a top sports destination,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook.
About Grand Park Sports Campus: Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center will open in summer 2016, featuring three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1.5 million sports visitors are projected to participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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