Prospect Meadows News

New Radio Ads Promote Donor Wall

The Rotary Donor Wall is shaped like a giant map of Iowa. Its patriotic colors are red, white and blue. It’s got stars and stripes like an American flag. And there are 600 replica baseballs for your name to be inscribed for all eternity. The only thing missing is a slice of apple pie. Prospect…

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Kiwanis Clubs pledge $300,000 for Miracle Field

The motto for  the thousands of Kiwanis Clubs on the international stage is “Serving the children of the world right here at home.” The local Kiwanis Clubs in Marion,  Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha have embraced that motto right here in Linn County by pledging $300,000 for the naming rights to the new Miracle Field at…

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Prospect Meadows Will Feature Top Talent

Imagine baseball teams filled with Division I college prospects and future Major League draft picks coming to Linn County for premier tournaments and events. Imagine somebody like Manny Machado, who just agreed to a $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, coming to town as a budding high school player with enormous talent. Steve…

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Freese had original idea for Prospect Meadows

If you’ve ever wondered how Prospect Meadows got started, just ask Rick Freese. It was his idea. Rick had a chance to see some of the top baseball complexes in the country when he traveled to special events with his grandson, Dakota Freese, back when Dakota was a promising young player. Rick began asking himself…

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Prospect Meadows has special Donor Wall

Tens of thousands of people will be coming to Prospect Meadows each year and one of the first things they’ll see is the eye-catching Rotary Donor Wall at the new sports complex. You can become a part of history at Prospect Meadows by having your name on that wall. At the same time, you’ll be…

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Prospect Meadows Partners with Metro Sports Report

Prospect Meadows is excited to announce its newest partnership with Metro Sports Report.  Metro Sports Report will provide content from the events being held at Prospect Meadows throughout the year.  In fact, the coverage begins right now. “We are delighted to be covering Prospect Meadows this year,” said Jim Ecker, the Metro Sports Report president. “This…

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The Enhance Iowa Board Awards Prospect Meadows

The Enhance Iowa Board made an award from the Baseball and Softball Complex Sales Tax Rebate program to Prospect Meadows at their December meeting in Urbandale. The Baseball and Softball Complex Sales Tax Rebate program was established by the Iowa Legislature in 2016. Applicants must own and operate a baseball or softball complex with a…

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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Awards Grant

  On the evening of Wednesday, November 14th, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) held their Fall 2018 awards ceremony at the Riverside Casino and Hotel.  The WCRF Fall 2018 awards are through their Competitive Grant program.  Prospect Meadows was one of 41 groups to receive funding from the WCRF.  All told, the WCRF handed…

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A Tournament Like No Other

This is an excerpt from “A Tournament Like No Other”, written by Teddy Cahill of Baseball America.  Used by permission of Baseball America.  All rights reserved.   Even in the world of travel baseball, the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship is unlike anything else. The event brings 88 of the best travel-ball teams…

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Prospect Meadows 2019 Calendar of Events

2019 Calendar of Events Prospect Meadows will be announcing the 2019 Calendar of Events in the coming weeks. The Calendar of Events will provide direct links to each tournament webpage.  It will also have information regarding each event.  The grand opening is slated for Memorial Day weekend and the season will run through the end of…

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