South Bend is getting synthetic turf along with their new baseball/fastpitch programs

South Bend is getting synthetic turf at Cheney Park.

Superintendent Jon Tienhaara announced that South Bend School District received a grant from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Ben B. Cheney Foundation. This grant will bring approximately $500,000 specifically to construct an all-weather synthetic turf baseball/fastpitch field at Cheney Park in South Bend.

The South Bend school board approved the high school baseball and fastpitch program in August, and the school will play the 2017 season without a home field.

The school entered into an agreement with the City of South Bend to use Cheney Park, allowing them to make improvements.

Construction will begin on the field in June, with the hope that it will be completed by the end of the summer, and Tienhaara says that they intend to play on the new field Spring of 2018.

Questions on this project or other issues related to South Bend School District should be directed to Superintendent Jon Tienhaara at



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