Big League Dreams' reopening delayed to next year

Big League Dreams will reopen in early 2022 with updated turf, seating, nets, fencing, graphics and other upgrades. (Courtesy city of League City)
Big League Dreams will reopen in early 2022 with updated turf, seating, nets, fencing, graphics and other upgrades. (Courtesy city of League City)

Big League Dreams will reopen in early 2022 with updated turf, seating, nets, fencing, graphics and other upgrades. (Courtesy city of League City)

Those awaiting the reopening of Big League Dreams will have to wait a bit longer than expected.

On Nov. 16, Big League Dreams spokesperson Jen Schaff announced in a press release the facility will not reopen until the first quarter of 2022. Over the summer, officials said the facility would reopen by December.

"All Big League Dreams League City improvements and upgrades are moving along very well," Schaff said in the release. "We are excited about the progress and the opening of this first-class venue. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues facing our entire country, uncontrollable delays have hit us as well. It is now our expectation that the facility will be open early first quarter 2022."

Big League Dreams is a 35-acre sports facility at Calder Road and Big League Dreams Parkway. For the past 16 years, it has allowed residents and visitors to play baseball in stadiums mimicking famous professional fields.

The city-owned facility closed suddenly in January after the previous operator failed to maintain the property. A new operator, TC Sports Group, has been working since the summer to renovate the facility.


The upgrades include new stadium seating; remodeling of the facility's two restaurants; new infield turf, netting and playground equipment; and more. League City is the first of nine Big League Dreams facilities scheduled to undergo improvements in Texas, Nevada and California, the release reads.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.


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