Carloni, Brittany. 2022. Companies line up to bid on grand park: 18, some in Central Indiana, want to own or operate sports campus. Indianapolis Star, Apr 27, 2022. (accessed May 1, 2022).
Eighteen companies have informed Westfield they are interested in either purchasing Grand Park or entering a partnership with the city to help operate the sports campus.
In March, the city’s redevelopment commission released a document seeking “qualified” entities to buy Grand Park or agree to a public-private partnership to operate it.
Grand Park opened in 2014. The $49-million, 400-acre campus includes 31 soccer fields, 26 baseball diamonds, administration buildings, concession stands and an event center, according to the request for proposals. A $26-million, 378,000-square-foot indoor event center opened in 2016.
Interested parties had to inform Westfield by April 1 of their intent to bid on the request for proposals for the sports campus. IndyStar received letters and emails to city staff from the companies through a public records request.
Westfield spokesman Chris Proffitt said the number of organizations interested in the request for proposals is a “testament” that Grand Park is a “one-of-a-kind facility.”